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Cynthia name origin


Cynthia name meaning

Latinized form of Greek Kynthia, which means "woman from Kynthos". This was an epithet of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, given because Kynthos was the mountain on Delos on which she and her twin brother Apollo were born. It was not used as a given name until the Renaissance, and it did not become common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century. Cynthia Nixon, actress.

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