Hyacinth (given name)

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Hyacinth is a variant form of the given name Hyacinthe. It may be given to males or females. The name is derived from a Greek word meaning the blue larkspur flower or the colour purple.[1]

English variant forms include Hyacintha or Hyacinthia. European equivalents include Hyacinthe (French), Hyacinthie (German),[2] Jacek (Polish, male). The Spanish name Jacinta is closely related, referring to the hyacinth flower. Jacinda (Greek and Spanish) may refer to either.[3]

Men with the given name Hyacinth[edit]

In mythology
In fiction

Women with the given name Hyacinth[edit]

In fiction

People with the surname Hyacinth[edit]

  • Flora Hyacinth (born 1966), retired female track and field athlete from the United States Virgin Islands

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas W. Sheehan, Dictionary of Patron Saints' Names, p. 130, at Google Books. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2001. Page 130.
  2. ^ Sheehan, page 131.
  3. ^ Sheehan, Dictionary of Patron Saints' Names, p. 139, at Google Books. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2001. "Jacinta: 'The Hyacinth Flower' (Spanish) or 'The Wearer of Purple' (Portuguese) or 'The Beautiful One' (Spanish). Jacinda: (Greek, Spanish) see Hyacinth, Jacinta."