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Meaning and name origin

Cinnamon \ci-nna-mon\ as a girl's 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 from China to the Netherlands 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.


Cinnamon has 3 variant forms: Cynnamon, Sinemmon and Sinnamon.

For more information, see also related girl names Bay and Clove.


Cinnamon is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18290 out of 88799, Top 21%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cinnamon and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Cassia. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cinnamon and related baby names in U.S.

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