Meaning:From Mount Kynthos; Light
Cindy is a popular girl’s name of multiple origins. It is a diminutive of the Greek Cynthia, meaning “from Mount Kynthos,” and the Latin Lucinda, meaning “light.” In ancient Greece, Cynthia was the original epithet of the goddess Artemis, who was born on Mount Kynthos. Artemis was goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, the moon, and chastity, and is a strong heroine after which to name baby. If you prefer the Lucinda association, “light” is also a fantastic meaning that symbolizes the light that baby has brought to your life. While Cindy may be short for both Cynthia and Lucinda, it is also commonly used as a given name in its own right. In fact, it is so popular that between 1953 and 1973, it was ranked in the top 100 female names.
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