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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hy"a*cinth
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  1. [Bot]
    1. A bulbous plant of the genus Hyacinthus, bearing beautiful spikes of fragrant flowers. Hyacinthus orientalis is a common variety.
    2. A plant of the genus Camassia Camassia Farseri), called also Eastern camass; wild hyacinth.
    3. The name also given to Scilla Peruviana, a Mediterranean plant, one variety of which produces white, and another blue, flowers; -- called also, from a mistake as to its origin, Hyacinth of Peru.
  2. [Min] A red variety of zircon, sometimes used as a gem. See Zircon.

Etymology: L. hyacinthus a kind of flower, prob. the iris, gladiolus, or larkspur, also a kind of gem, perh. the sapphire; as, a proper name, Hyacinthus, a beautiful Laconian youth, beloved by Apollo, fr. Gr. �, �: cf. F. hyacinthe. Cf. Jacinth. The hyacinth was fabled to have sprung from the blood of Hyacinthus, who was accidentally slain by Apollo

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs
  2. A red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
Wiktionary

From Middle English jacinth, from Old French jacincte, from Medieval Latin jacintus, from Latin hyacinthus, from Ancient Greek ὑάκινθος (huákinthos, “any of several dark blue flowers”), ultimately from a non-Indo-European Mediterranean language. Relatinized in the 16th century.

  1. Any bulbous plant of the genus Hyacinthus, native to the Mediterranean and South Africa.
  2. A variety of zircon, ranging in color from brown, orange, reddish-brown and yellow; a jacinth.

Notable Persons Named Hyacinth

Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz is a military advisor.

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Hyacinth was born on September 11th, 1885. He breathed his last breath on May 7th, 1956.

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Hyacinth was born on August 14th, 1946. He breathed his last breath on April 7th, 2009.

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Hyacinth was born on November 28th, 1847 in Chełmno. Hyacinth is also known as Gulski and Jacek. He breathed his last breath on December 24th, 1911.

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Hyacinth was born on July 20th, 1926.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hyacinth

O.P. Saint Hyacinth was a saint. He holds the title Religious, priest, confessor, and and Apostle of the North. O.P. was born in 1185 in Kamień, Lwówek Śląski County. He breathed his last breath on August 15th, 1257.

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Francis Hyacinth was royalty. He was most active from 1637 to 1638. Francis was born as the child of Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, and Christine of France on September 14th, 1632 in Castello del Valentino. He died on October 4th, 1638.

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Saints Protus and Hyacinth was a saint. They hold the title Martyrs. Saints was born in 3. They breathed their last breath in 257.

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Prince was born as the child of John Francis Desideratus and Prince of Nassau-Siegen on April 3rd, 1667 in Brussels. Prince is also known as Wilhelm Hyacinth von Nassau-Siegen (German). He died on February 18th, 1743.

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Flora was born on March 10th, 1966.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1894 5 5 0
1896 5 5 0
1897 6 6 0
1899 7 7 0
1901 8 8 0
1902 9 9 0
1904 8 8 0
1905 6 6 0
1907 5 5 0
1908 5 5 0
1909 13 13 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 6 6 0
1912 14 14 0
1913 15 15 0
1914 16 16 0
1915 18 18 0
1916 19 19 0
1917 24 24 0
1918 22 22 0
1919 18 18 0
1920 29 29 0
1921 17 17 0
1922 25 25 0
1923 18 18 0
1924 9 9 0
1925 12 12 0
1926 15 15 0
1927 10 10 0
1928 14 14 0
1929 5 5 0
1930 8 8 0
1931 9 9 0
1932 6 6 0
1933 5 5 0
1934 7 7 0
1935 5 5 0
1936 5 5 0
1937 8 8 0
1938 10 10 0
1941 7 7 0
1943 6 6 0
1944 8 8 0
1947 8 8 0
1948 10 10 0
1949 6 6 0
1950 7 7 0
1953 6 6 0
1954 6 6 0
1955 8 8 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 5 5 0
1964 9 9 0
1970 9 9 0
1974 11 11 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 13 13 0
1978 8 8 0
1979 7 7 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 9 9 0
1983 6 6 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 6 6 0
1987 5 5 0
1991 8 8 0
1992 5 5 0
1993 6 6 0
1994 6 6 0
1995 5 5 0
1997 5 5 0
1998 11 11 0
1999 7 7 0
2000 14 14 0
2001 8 8 0
2002 9 9 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 9 9 0
2005 8 8 0
2006 11 11 0
2007 12 12 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 8 8 0
2010 7 7 0
2012 7 7 0
2013 5 5 0
2014 7 7 0
2015 9 9 0
2016 6 6 0
2017 7 7 0

Common last names for Hyacinth

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hyacinth U.S.
  White 4.22% 64.26%
  African American 87.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hyacinth

People with the last name Hyacinth are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hyacinth

  • How Popular is the name Hyacinth? Hyacinth is the 11,645th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hyacinth was the 107,134th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hyacinth have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 858 babies born with the first name Hyacinth in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hyacinth to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hyacinth? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hyacinth first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hyacinth is Wednesday, February 27th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Hyacinth born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hyacinth was in 1920 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Hyacinth Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hyacinth is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Hyacinth: Your name in reverse order is Htnicayh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cnihyhat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hyacinth? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 166 people with the last name Hyacinth.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hyacinth? Hyacinth is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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