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Prominent members of this family include:
- Lucius Cornelius Cinna, consul four consecutive times 87–84 BC, a popularist leader allied with Gaius Marius against Sulla, and at the time of his death the father-in-law of Julius Caesar.
- Cornelia, the wife of Julius Caesar, and mother of his only legitimate child.
- Lucius Cornelius Cinna (suffect consul), the son of Lucius Cornelius Cinna and a praetor; he was a conspirator against Caesar.
- Helvius Cinna, a poet murdered for having the same name as the assassin Cinna during the riots following Caesar's death.
- Gnaeus Cornelius Cinna Magnus, a conspirator against Augustus Caesar in AD 4, and the subject of Corneille's tragedy Cinna
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cinna (family)". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 375.
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