|Meaning||From Mt. Cynthus|
|Related names||Cindy |
Cynthia is a feminine given name of Greek origin: Κυνθία, Kynthía, "from Mount Cynthus" on Delos island. There are various spellings for this name, and it can be abbreviated as Cindy, Cyndi, or as Cyndy.
Cynthia was originally an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, who according to legend was born on Mount Cynthus. Selene, the Greek personification of the moon, and the Roman Diana were also sometimes called "Cynthia".
- Cynthia Bailey (born 1967), American model, actress, and TV personality
- Cynthia or Cindy Bishop (born 1978), Thai model, actress, TV personality, and entrepreneur
- Cynthia or Cindy Bremser (born 1953), American runner
- Cynthia Clark (born 1942), American statistician
- Cynthia Coffman (born 1962), American murderer
- Cintia Dicker (born 1986), Brazilian model
- Cynthia Dobrinski (born 1950), handbell composer
- Cynthia Joan Gastelle (1961–1980), formerly unidentified American murder victim
- Cynthia Germanotta (born 1954), American philanthropist
- Cynthia Gibb (born 1963), American actress
- Cynthia Glassman, American economist
- Cynthia Gregory (born 1946), American ballet dancer
- Cynthia or Cindy Greiner (born 1957), American heptathlete and long jumper
- Cynthia Harvey, American ballet dancer and educator
- Cynthia Herrup, American law historian
- Cynthia Hotton (born 1969), Argentine politician
- Cynthia Kenyon, American molecular biologist
- Cynthia Klitbo (born 1967), Mexican actress
- Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, American ethnomusicologist
- Cynthia Lennon (1939–2015), first wife of musician John Lennon
- Cynthia Ling Lee, American dancer and choreographer
- Cyndi Lauper (born 1953), American musician and LGBT rights activist.
- Cynthia McKinney (born 1955), American politician
- Cynthia, Christian name of Saori Minami (born 1954), Japanese singer
- Lady Cynthia Mosley (1898–1933), British politician
- Cynthia Nilson, Argentinian singer and songwriter
- Cynthia Nixon (born 1966), American actress
- Cynthia Olavarría (born 1982), Puerto Rican model
- Cynthia Ortega (born 1956), Dutch politician
- Cynthia Ozick (born 1928), American writer
- Cynthia Richards (born 1944), Jamaican singer
- Cynthia Deyanira Rodríguez Ruiz (born 1984), Mexican reality TV personality
- Cynthia Rothrock (born 1957), American martial artist and actress
- Cynthia Rowley, American fashion designer
- Cynthia Rudin (born 1976), American computer scientist and statistician
- Cynthia Ryder (born 1966), American rower
- Amy Elizabeth Thorpe (1910–1963), an American spy codenamed "Cynthia"
- Cynthia (Todino), American freestyle singer
- Cynthia Valdez (born 1987), Mexican rhythmic gymnast
- Cynthia Villar (born 1950), Filipino politician
- Cynthia Watros (born 1968), American actress
- Cynthia Weil (born 1940), American songwriter
- Cynthia Wesley (born 1949), a victim of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing
- Cynthia Woodhead (born 1964), American athlete
- Cynthia Dawn Ritchie, an American origin, socialite and blogger involved in Pakistani affairs.
- Cynthia, with certain Sonnets, and the legend of Cassandra, panegyric by Richard Barnfield (1574–1620)
- Cynthia’s Revels, play by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
- Cynthia, Angelica's doll on the cartoon Rugrats
- Sinthia Schmidt, a.k.a. Sin (Marvel Comics), comic book supervillainess
- Cynthia, a plaster mannequin of the 1930s created by Lester Gaba.
- Cynthia, a diclonius and one of four clones of Mariko in the manga "Elfen Lied"
- Cynthia, the champion of the Sinnoh region in the Pokémon video games.
- Cynthia, a character in Fire Emblem Awakening
- Cynthia Lamonde, a major character in the book "Praise" by Andrew McGahan
- Cynthia Mitchell, antagonist in Lucky Stiff played by Donna Dixon
- Pannen, p. 96.