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What does Cinnamon mean?

Cinnamon Pronunciation of Cinnamon [cin-na-mon] as a girls' name is of Greek origin. From "kinnamon", of Semitic origin, referring to the warm brown-colored spice that has been grown in tropical climates for thousands of years. It is the inner bark of a small evergreen tree, and has been used by cultures for flavoring food, scenting fabrics and household goods, and for medical purposes. Modern name, though it has been recorded as a masculine slave name in the 18th century. The French also use their equivalent, Cannelle, as a first name. See also Cassia and Fennel.

Associated with: greek, warm (fire), brown, small (little), modern, 18th century.


Cinnamon has 3 variants: Cynnamon, Sinemmon and Sinnamon.

Related girl names: Bay and Clove.

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Middle name pairings:
Cinnamon Journee (C.J.), ..

How popular is Cinnamon?

Cinnamon is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#24857 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cinnamon entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #1241 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cinnamon name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cinnamon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Camron, Canna, Carmon, Carnation, Caron, Cason, Chalon, Ciana, Cianna, Ciaran, Cimarron, Cimeron (see Cimarron), Cinda, Cindal, Cinnabar, Cinnie, Cinny, Claramond, Corazon, Dannon, Lindon, Mignon, Mingnon, Ninon, Riannon and Rianon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cinnamon.

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