Jynx is a girl’s name of Latin origin. This witchy name derives from the Latin word iynx (also spelled jynx), which was used to refer to the wryneck bird, often associated with sorcery. The bird was used in spellcasting, and was believed by the ancient Greeks and Romans to have originated with a sorceress named Iynx. This sorcereress was believed to have been turned into the bird as punishment for casting a spell on the god Zeus. Since then, the word (more commonly spelled “jinx”) has become associated with spells or curses causing bad luck. For example, someone may not wish to say that their job interview went well for fear of “jinxing it,” or attracting bad luck. If you choose this magical name for baby, you can be sure nobody will want to mess with them!
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