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710k
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Cynthia

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How popular is the baby name Cynthia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 61 61 0
1881 47 47 0
1882 45 45 0
1883 66 66 0
1884 59 59 0
1885 59 59 0
1886 56 56 0
1887 55 55 0
1888 58 58 0
1889 76 76 0
1890 79 79 0
1891 67 67 0
1892 80 80 0
1893 73 73 0
1894 58 58 0
1895 58 58 0
1896 63 63 0
1897 80 80 0
1898 72 72 0
1899 71 71 0
1900 88 88 0
1901 67 67 0
1902 63 63 0
1903 65 65 0
1904 60 60 0
1905 63 63 0
1906 77 77 0
1907 80 80 0
1908 56 56 0
1909 76 76 0
1910 86 86 0
1911 105 105 0
1912 157 157 0
1913 165 165 0
1914 183 183 0
1915 216 216 0
1916 224 224 0
1917 240 240 0
1918 271 271 0
1919 264 264 0
1920 285 285 0
1921 295 295 0
1922 283 283 0
1923 310 310 0
1924 366 366 0
1925 340 340 0
1926 393 393 0
1927 433 433 0
1928 472 472 0
1929 487 487 0
1930 596 596 0
1931 632 632 0
1932 636 636 0
1933 777 772 5
1934 1,029 1,021 8
1935 999 990 9
1936 983 983 0
1937 1,189 1,182 7
1938 1,365 1,365 0
1939 1,488 1,488 0
1940 1,893 1,881 12
1941 2,301 2,296 5
1942 2,741 2,726 15
1943 2,902 2,893 9
1944 2,577 2,572 5
1945 3,140 3,128 12 #90 girl name
1946 6,911 6,892 19 #46 girl name
1947 10,555 10,529 26 #33 girl name
1948 12,265 12,242 23 #27 girl name
1949 12,917 12,897 20 #27 girl name
1950 14,481 14,451 30 #23 girl name
1951 16,313 16,289 24 #20 girl name
1952 19,912 19,885 27 #18 girl name
1953 25,163 25,132 31 #12 girl name
1954 27,646 27,612 34 #10 girl name
1955 27,233 27,185 48 #11 girl name
1956 32,408 32,347 61 #8 girl name
1957 39,392 39,315 77 #7 girl name
1958 31,065 31,000 65 #8 girl name
1959 30,237 30,172 65 #8 girl name
1960 26,793 26,725 68 #9 girl name
1961 24,434 24,378 56 #8 girl name
1962 24,078 24,021 57 #8 girl name
1963 21,644 21,593 51 #10 girl name
1964 20,378 20,323 55 #9 girl name
1965 19,307 19,246 61 #9 girl name
1966 17,475 17,413 62 #11 girl name
1967 15,390 15,336 54 #18 girl name
1968 14,087 14,048 39 #19 girl name
1969 13,573 13,523 50 #23 girl name
1970 12,976 12,923 53 #25 girl name
1971 12,182 12,142 40 #24 girl name
1972 10,211 10,173 38 #25 girl name
1973 8,780 8,746 34 #26 girl name
1974 7,580 7,554 26 #33 girl name
1975 6,576 6,540 36 #40 girl name
1976 6,046 6,014 32 #44 girl name
1977 5,805 5,782 23 #48 girl name
1978 5,427 5,404 23 #50 girl name
1979 4,962 4,934 28 #55 girl name
1980 4,722 4,701 21 #64 girl name
1981 4,875 4,858 17 #60 girl name
1982 4,446 4,424 22 #64 girl name
1983 4,582 4,553 29 #62 girl name
1984 4,652 4,622 30 #62 girl name
1985 4,159 4,129 30 #66 girl name
1986 3,447 3,423 24 #80 girl name
1987 3,421 3,391 30 #84 girl name
1988 3,809 3,784 25 #79 girl name
1989 3,819 3,778 41 #84 girl name
1990 3,820 3,794 26 #88 girl name
1991 3,728 3,707 21 #93 girl name
1992 3,571 3,549 22 #92 girl name
1993 3,402 3,382 20 #95 girl name
1994 3,184 3,159 25
1995 2,971 2,959 12
1996 3,197 3,189 8
1997 2,723 2,713 10
1998 2,639 2,632 7
1999 2,231 2,224 7
2000 2,038 2,038 0
2001 1,921 1,921 0
2002 1,837 1,831 6
2003 1,666 1,661 5
2004 1,519 1,519 0
2005 1,572 1,572 0
2006 1,419 1,419 0
2007 1,231 1,231 0
2008 1,072 1,072 0
2009 891 891 0
2010 833 833 0
2011 730 730 0
2012 748 748 0
2013 600 600 0
2014 632 632 0
2015 576 576 0

Fun Facts about the name Cynthia

  • How many people with the first name Cynthia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 709,686 babies born with the first name Cynthia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cynthia to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cynthia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 61 new born babies.
  • When was Cynthia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cynthia is Wednesday, May 29th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Cynthia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cynthia was in 1957 with a total of 39,315 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cynthia!
  • Random Cynthia Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cynthia ranks 22nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 639 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Cynthia: Your name in reverse order is Aihtnyc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ntiycah. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Cynthia as a first name

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Common last names for Cynthia

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  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • White
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Robinson
  • Scott
  • Walker

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Cynthia" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cynthia as well as things modernly associated with the name Cynthia such as celebrities named Cynthia.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Cynthia

The name "Cynthia" is of Greek origin, and it means "From Kinthos". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cynthia
the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana

From an Ancient Greek epithet of the moon goddess Artemis, from the Mount Κύνθος (Kúnthos), on Delos island, the center of her worship.

  1. (uncountable, poetic) The Moon, personified.
  2. (countable) A female given name.

Cynthia was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1979 to present. Cynthia was born in 1966 as Cynthia Ellen Nixon in New York City, New York, United States.

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Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford is a model, actress, and television personality with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Cindy was born in 1966 as Cynthia Ann Crawford in DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.

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Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper is a singer, songwriter, actress, and activist specializing in pop, rock, new wave, and blues music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Cyndi was born in 1953 as Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper in Queens, New York, U.S.

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Cynthia Watros

Cynthia Watros is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Cynthia was born in 1968 as Cynthia Michele Watros in Lake Orion, Michigan, U.S.

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Lauren Tewes

Lauren was born in 1954 as Cynthia Lauren Tewes in Braddock, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock is a film actressmartial arts instructor with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to 2004. Cynthia was born in 1957 as Cynthia Ann Christine Rothrock in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Cynthia

Cynthia Addai-robinson
Cynthia Blaise
Cynthia Daniel Photographer
Cynthia Lummis
Cynthia Scurtis
Cynthia Bailey
Cynthia Rhodes
Cynthia Rowley

What does the name Cynthia mean?

Cis for creative, ideas aplenty

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Tis for tried, tried and true you.

His for hug, give one today!

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

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