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What does Cindy mean?

Cindy Pronunciation of Cindy as a girls' name is pronounced SIN-dee. It is of English and Greek origin, and the meaning of Cindy is "from Mount Kynthos". 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, mount, light, fairy, tale (literary), heroine


VARIANTS Cinda, Cindal, Cindee, Cindel, Cindell, Cindi, Cindia, Cindie, Cindl, Cindyl, Cyndee, Cyndi, Cyndie, Cyndy, Sindee, Sindi, Sindie, Sindy, Syndi, Syndie, Syndy

RELATIONS VIA CINDERELLA, CYNDI, CYNTHIA, LUCINDA Cinnie, Cinny, Cintha, Cintia, Cinzia, Cyn, Cynda, Cyndia, Cyndra, Cynth, Sindia, Sindya, Sinny, Synda

(female) Cinta, ..

(male) Cinro, ..

Cindy Jayda (C.J.), ..

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)

Cindy reached its apex rank of #46 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1329 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Cinda, Cindee, Cindi, Cindie, Cyndi, Cyndy, Cynthia (#693 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Lucinda (#1628) and Sindy are the popular related forms of Cindy (#1329) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Cindy were favored by parents 7 decades ago (MEDIAN #947) and are now much less common (#1765, DOWN 98%), with forms like Cindi becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cindy, Cinda, Cindee, Cindi, Cindie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cyndi, Cyndy, Cynthia, Lucinda, Sindy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cindy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cindy is alike in pronunciation to Sanda, Sandi, Sandy, Sandye, Sondya, Zanda, Zandy and Zenda. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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