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Cindy

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257k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cindy

"Cindy" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Cynthia or Lucinda". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Shortened from Lucinda and Cinderella. In the 20th century adopted as a pet form of Cynthia.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Cynthia and Lucinda; also used as a formal female given name.

Notable Persons Named Cindy

Cindy Crawford is a model, actress, television personality, and model (people). Cindy was given the name Cynthia Ann Crawford on February 20th, 1966 in DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.

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Cindy Sherman is an artist. Cindy was given the name Cynthia Morris Sherman on January 19th, 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.

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Cindy Williams is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1970. Cindy was given the name Cynthia Jane Williams on August 22nd, 1947 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Cindy Wilson is a new wave music and alternative rock musician. She plays Tambourine, Bongo drum, Guitar, and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1970. Cindy was given the name Cynthia Leigh Wilson on February 28th, 1957 in Athens, Georgia, United States.

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Cindy Sheehan is an activist. Cindy was given the name Cindy Lee Miller on July 10th, 1957 in Inglewood, California.

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Cindy McCain is a chairman, hensley & co., philanthropy, chair, and philanthropist. Cindy was given the name Cindy Lou Hensley by her parent Jim Hensley on May 20th, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cindy

Tugiyati Cindy is a soccer player for the Indonesia women's national football team and Indonesia women's national futsal team. Tugiyati was born on July 21st, 1985 in Gunung Kidul Regency.

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Cindy is a musician. Cindy was born on August 28th, 1985 in Uganda. Cindy is also known as Cinderella Sanyu.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1886 5 5 0
1887 5 5 0
1888 5 5 0
1895 5 5 0
1900 5 5 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 6 6 0
1906 6 6 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 6 6 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 12 12 0
1913 10 10 0
1914 8 8 0
1915 12 12 0
1916 5 5 0
1917 10 10 0
1918 8 8 0
1919 11 11 0
1920 14 14 0
1921 5 5 0
1922 9 9 0
1923 14 14 0
1924 10 10 0
1925 12 12 0
1926 13 13 0
1927 8 8 0
1928 20 20 0
1929 13 13 0
1930 12 12 0
1931 9 9 0
1932 19 19 0
1933 15 15 0
1934 20 20 0
1935 29 29 0
1936 28 28 0
1937 29 29 0
1938 53 53 0
1939 63 63 0
1940 74 74 0
1941 104 104 0
1942 225 225 0
1943 238 238 0
1944 264 264 0
1945 332 332 0
1946 682 677 5
1947 1,140 1,133 7
1948 1,163 1,163 0
1949 1,266 1,261 5
1950 1,470 1,470 0
1951 2,033 2,033 0
1952 2,550 2,550 0
1953 3,828 3,822 6 #99 girl name
1954 4,720 4,714 6 #91 girl name
1955 5,599 5,589 10 #79 girl name
1956 10,007 9,989 18 #37 girl name
1957 20,293 20,258 35 #19 girl name
1958 16,602 16,582 20 #25 girl name
1959 17,001 16,967 34 #25 girl name
1960 14,982 14,950 32 #30 girl name
1961 13,405 13,385 20 #33 girl name
1962 12,329 12,299 30 #34 girl name
1963 11,110 11,087 23 #37 girl name
1964 9,340 9,320 20 #47 girl name
1965 7,802 7,779 23 #53 girl name
1966 6,807 6,793 14 #56 girl name
1967 5,792 5,780 12 #59 girl name
1968 5,255 5,239 16 #67 girl name
1969 4,980 4,957 23 #74 girl name
1970 5,067 5,049 18 #72 girl name
1971 4,926 4,905 21 #70 girl name
1972 3,745 3,737 8 #80 girl name
1973 3,300 3,283 17 #92 girl name
1974 2,867 2,851 16
1975 2,520 2,505 15
1976 2,270 2,262 8
1977 2,171 2,159 12
1978 2,057 2,044 13
1979 2,098 2,086 12
1980 1,876 1,866 10
1981 1,760 1,746 14
1982 1,746 1,729 17
1983 1,565 1,549 16
1984 1,555 1,541 14
1985 1,610 1,593 17
1986 1,471 1,445 26
1987 1,443 1,424 19
1988 1,574 1,556 18
1989 1,589 1,568 21
1990 1,583 1,568 15
1991 1,625 1,613 12
1992 1,690 1,671 19
1993 1,656 1,642 14
1994 1,520 1,508 12
1995 1,505 1,498 7
1996 1,497 1,497 0
1997 1,429 1,421 8
1998 1,301 1,293 8
1999 1,332 1,332 0
2000 1,244 1,244 0
2001 1,237 1,232 5
2002 1,219 1,219 0
2003 1,160 1,160 0
2004 1,053 1,053 0
2005 986 986 0
2006 881 881 0
2007 820 820 0
2008 731 731 0
2009 567 567 0
2010 552 552 0
2011 444 444 0
2012 367 367 0
2013 342 342 0
2014 393 393 0
2015 249 249 0
2016 256 256 0

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Popularity of Cindy as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Cindy

  • How Popular is the name Cindy? Cindy is the 289th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cindy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 256,773 babies born with the first name Cindy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cindy to occupy the country of Vanuatu with an estimated population of 252,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cindy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cindy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cindy is Sunday, October 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Cindy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cindy was in 1957 with a total of 20,258 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cindy!
  • Random Cindy Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cindy ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 42 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Cindy: Your name in reverse order is Ydnic. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cinyd. How do you pronounce that?

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