sin-thee-uh From Mount Cynthus, Moon goddess.


Cynthia is a female given name and is of Greek origin. It means from Mount Cynthus, Moon goddess. Pronounced as sin-thee-uh, the name is currently in the top 10 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 1000 of U.S birth chart of the year 2023. Variations of Cynthia include Cinthia, Cintia.

Cynthia is a feminine name, which was originally an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis. In Greek and Roman mythology, the Greek moon goddess Selene and the Roman goddess Diana were also sometimes called Cynthia. The name Cynthia was most popular during 1950-1960s, but its popularity has declined since then. Although that, in 2020, it is still in the top 1000 of the US baby girl names. Apart from that, Cynthia has an Italian variation, Cynzia, which NameChef likes a lot. You might want to take a look at that name.

Here are some potential nicknames for Cynthia: Cyndi, Cindy, Cyn, Tia. See below for more.




Cynthia is a girl's name.

Common Nicknames

Cindy, Cyn, Cyndi, Thia, Tia


Cinthia, Cintia


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The rank of Cynthia in the United States over time

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