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Cynthia is a feminine given name of Greek origin: Κυνθία, Kynthía, "from Mount Cynthus" on Delos island. There are various spellings for this name, and it can be abbreviated as Cindy or as Cyndy.

Cynthia
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameGreek
Meaningfrom Mount Cynthus
Other names
Related namesCindy, Cyndi, Cyndy, Cindi, Cinthia, Cintia, Cinta, Cinzia

Cynthia was originally an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, who according to legend was born on Mount Cynthus. Selene, the Greek personification of the moon, and the Roman Diana were also sometimes called "Cynthia".[1]

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  1. ^ Pannen, p. 96.

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  • Pannen, Imke, When the Bad Bleeds: Mantic Elements in English Renaissance Revenge Tragedy. Volume 3 of Representations & Reflections; V&R unipress GmbH, 2010. ISBN 9783899716405