Cynthia

Cynthia - A very unique female name



  Oct 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cynthia, meaning moon goddess or, woman from Kynthos, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #466. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cynthia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cynthia? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cynthia. The baby girl name Cynthia was given to 700 baby girls in 2012, ranking #428 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,019 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cynthia peaked in popularity 62 years ago in 1957 on position 7.



Famous with this name

Cynthia Khan
Cynthia Kirchner
Cynthia Rothrock


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Rating: 4/5 (7 people)


Cynthia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cynthia is currently topping the baby name charts in Rhode Island at position #212 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,027.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cynthia is where you live.


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Cynthia origin and meaning

Cynthia is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means moon goddess or, woman from Kynthos. To see famous people named Cynthia, pop culture references for the name Cynthia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cynthia

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cynthia, sorted by popularity.

Cindy / Candy / Cindi / Candi / Chanda / Cinthia / Cinda / Chante / Cyndi / Candida /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012428
2011431
2010378
2009364
2008311
2007279
2006239
2005221
2004224
2003199
2002176
2001169
2000164
1999145
1998127
1997117
1996101
1995113
1994105
199394
199292
199194
199088
198984
198879
198784
198681
198566
198462
198362
198263
198159
198062
197955
197850
197748
197644
197540
197433
197326
197226
197124
197025
196923
196819
196718
196611
19659
19649
196310
19628
19618
19609
19598
19588
19577
19568
195511
195410
195312
195218
195120
195023
194927
194827
194733
194646
194590
1944106
1943101
1942101
1941111
1940133
1939152
1938160
1937170
1936182
1935179
1934178
1933219
1932242
1931237
1930255
1929299
1928305
1927323
1926342
1925375
1924362
1923380
1922388
1921403
1920402
1919394
1918396
1917423
1916416
1915423
1914398
1913414
1912367
1911468
1910466

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Rhode Island212
California230
New York322
Nevada333
North Carolina334
Arkansas341
Texas352
Illinois356
Arizona389
Maryland419
Missouri447
Kentucky452
Florida456
Minnesota464
Oklahoma479
Washington483
New Jersey506
Indiana507
Georgia517
Virginia527
Connecticut563
Alabama567
Pennsylvania599
South Carolina612
Tennessee621
Utah621
Colorado653
Wisconsin689
Massachusetts715
Michigan975
Ohio1027

Even more about Cynthia


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cynthia a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cynthia?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1957
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Cynthia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,019
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +700

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