What does Cindy mean?
A pet form of Cynthia, and less often, of Latin Lucinda meaning "light". Now commonly used as an independent name. It is sometimes used as a short form of the unrelated fairy-tale heroine's name Cinderella. Model Cindy Crawford; singer Cyndi Lauper.
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How popular is Cindy?
Cindy is a very prominent first name for females (#113 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Cindy for girls. Cindy reached its apex rank of #46 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #710 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Cinda, Cindee, Cindi, Cindie, Cyndi, Cyndy, Cynthia (#491 in recent rankings), Lucinda (#1522) and Sindy are the popular related forms of Cindy (#710 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Cindy were favored by parents 6 decades ago (median #947) and are now much less common (#1672, down 97%), with forms like Cynthia becoming less trendy.
Cindy▼ is alike in pronunciation to Sanda, Sandi▼, Sandy▼, Sandye, Sondya, Zanda, Zandy and Zenda. Other suggested similar names are Andy, Biddy, Bindy, Birdy, Caddy, Cady, Canda, Candi, Candy▼, Candys, Chandy, Cidney, Cilly, Cinthy, Cissy, Coady, Cody, Conny, Cordy, Hildy, Jandy, Kandy, Lindy, Lundy, Lyndy, Mandy▼, Mindy▼, Randy, Tandy, Tildy, Wandy, Wendy▼ and Windy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cindy.