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Gender Female
Meaning from Mount Cynthus
Related names Cindy, Cyndi
Popularity Popular names page

Cynthia is a feminine personal name of Greek origin: Κυνθία, Kynthía, "from Mount Cynthus" on Delos island. It can be abbreviated as Cindy. There are various spellings for this name.

Cynthia was originally an epithet of the Greek goddess of the moon, Artemis, who was sometimes called "Cynthia" because, according to legend, the goddess was born on Mount Cynthus.



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From an Ancient Greek epithet of the moon goddess Artemis ( Diana), "from the Mount Kynthos( on Delos island)" [1]

Proper noun




  1. A female given name.



  • 1601 Ben Jonson: Hymn to Diana:
    Cynthia's shining orb was made
    Heaven to clear when day did close.
  • 1866 Elizabeth Gaskell: Wives and Daughters: Chapter 10:
    "Cynthia seems to me such an out-of-the-way name, only fit for poetry, not for daily use."
  • 1978 Graham Greene: The Human Factor ISBN 0671240854 page 59:
    Cynthia, the domestic-minded, looked as dashing as a young commando. It was a pity that her spelling was so bad, but perhaps there was something Elizabethan about her spelling as well as about her name.


  • Notes:
  1. ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press.2001


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsection: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes
Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Nymphalinae
Tribus: Nymphalini
Genus: Vanessa
Species: V. altissima - V. annabella - V. atalanta - V. braziliensis - V. buana - V. cardui - V. carye - V. dejeanii - V. gonerilla - V. indica - V. itea - V. kershawi - V. myrinna - V. samani - V. tameamea - V. terpsichore - V. virginiensis - V. vulcania


Vanessa Fabricius, 1807


  • Cynthia Fabricius, 1807
  • Pyrameis Hübner, 1819
  • Bassaris Hübner, 1821
  • Ammiralis Rennie, 1832
  • Neopyrameis Scudder, 1889
  • Fieldia Niculescu, 1979
  • Neofieldia Özdikmen, 2008, (Replacement name for Fieldia Niculescu, 1979). Preoccupied by Fieldia, Walcott, 1912 (Priapulida: Fieldiidae).


  • Field, W.D. 1971: Butterflies of the genus Vanessa and of the resurrected genera Bassaris and Cynthia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Smithsonian contributions to zoology, (84).
  • Özdikmen, H, 2008: Replacement names for two preoccupied butterfly genus group names (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea). Munis Entomology & Zoology 3 (1): 321-322.

Vernacular names

中文: 紅蛺蝶屬
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