Meaning and Name Origin
Jacinta \j(a)-cin-ta, jaci-nta\ as a name for girls. Jacinta's name origins are Italian, Greek and Spanish, and the name Jacinta means "hyacinth". Jacinta is a variant of Giacinta (Italian). Jacinta is also a derivative of Hyacinth (Greek): name of a flower and a color that ranges from sapphire to violet. Jacinta is also used as a derivative of Jacinda (Spanish). See also Jaxine.
Jacinta has 34 related variations via Giacinta, Hyacinth, Jacinda: Cintha, Cinthia, Cinthie, Cinthy, Giacinda, Giacintha, Giacinthia, Giacintia, Hyacintha, Hyacinthe, Hyacinthia, Hyacinthie, Hyacintia, Jacenda, Jacenia, Jacenta, Jacey▼, Jacie, Jacindia, Jacinna, Jacinth, Jacintha, Jacinthe, Jacinthia, Jackie▼, Jacky, Jacy, Jacynth, Jacyntha, Jacynthe, Jacynthia, Jiacintha, Yacinta and Yacintha.
Jacinta is a very popular first name for females (#1748 out of 4276, Top 41%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jacinta for girls. Jacinta reached its highest position of #54 in Australia in 2003, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Jacinta and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Jacinta appearing in the Top 1000 are Cinthia, Jacey and Jackie. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and are now significantly less widespread, with the versions Jacey and Jackie becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)