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What does Hyacinth mean?

Hyacinth Pronunciation of Hyacinth [hy-acinth] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Hyacinth) is pronounced HYE-a-cinth. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hyacinth is "hyacinth". Mythology: originally a masculine name, Hyakinthos, of a beautiful youth beloved by Apollo who was accidentally killed by Apollo and from his blood came a flower like a dark lily. Name of a flowering plant and a color that ranges from sapphire to violet. There were several saints with this name, including a third-century male saint and a 17th-century Italian female saint. In the 19th century Hyacinth was used as a feminine name as part of the trend for flower names.

Associated with: greek, mythology, beautiful, youth, dark (black), plant (tree), violet, 17th century, 19th century.


Hyacinth has 22 variants: Cintha, Cinthia, Cinthie, Cinthy, Cynth, Giacinta, Giacintia, Hy, Hyacintha, Hyacinthe, Hyacinthia, Hyacinthie, Hyacintia, Jacenta, Jacinda, Jacinta, Jacintha, Jacinthe, Jackie, Jacky, Jacynth and Sinty.

1 masculine form: Jacinto.

Creative forms:
(female) Haracinth, Hedacinth, ..

(male) Hyan, Hyney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hyacinth Kamora (H.K.), ..

How popular is Hyacinth?

Hyacinth is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2829 out of 4276, Top 66%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#137816 out of 150436, Top 92%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hyacinth was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #1700 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Cinthia, Jacinda, Jacinta and Jackie are the prominent varying forms of Hyacinth ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Hyacinth were favored in the 1960s (average #1534), but now, the form Jackie has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hyacinth, Cinthia, Jacinda, Jacinta, Jackie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hyacinth is alike in pronunciation to Jacinth. Other suggested similar names are Eadith, Eydith, Faith, Giacintha (see Giacinta), Haadiyah, Habibah, Haibah, Halimah, Halina, Hamidah, Hamideh, Hamnah, Hanah, Haniah, Hanina, Haninach (see Chanina), Haninah, Hanita, Haniyah, Hannah, Hasina, Havivah, Heath, Hypacia (see Hypatia), Jiacintha, Ranith, Yacinta (see Giacinta) and Yacintha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hyacinth.