Hyacinth is a female given name and is of Greek origin. It means blue larkspur flower or the colour purple. Pronounced as hahy-uh-sinth, the name is currently in the top 500 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and not in the top 1000 of U.S birth chart. Variations of Hyacinth include Jacinth.
The flower hyacinth symbolises beauty, jealousy, sorrow, sports and sincerity. In Greek Mythology, Hyacinth or Hycinthus was a very beautiful young boy. He was admired by the God of the sun Apollo, the God of the west wind Zephyrus, the God of North wind Boreas and also by a mortal man named Thamyris. But Hyacinth chose Appolo over the others. Zephyrus got jealous and one day while Hyacinth was with Apollo in a game of discus, Zephyrus sent a strong wind that brought the discus striking Hyacinth's head, killing him. Apollo named the flower that grew from the boy's blood Hyacinth.
Hyacinth is a girl's name.