Of Greek origin.

An epithet of Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon. According to legend she was born on Mount Kynthos, on Delos island.

It was not used as a given name until the Renaissance and it did not become common in the English speaking world until the 19th century.

Selene, the Greek personification of the Moon and the Roman Diana were also sometimes called “Cynthia”.

A name with various spellings that can be abbreviated as Cindy.

Famous bearers are Cynthia Nixon, Cynthia Watros, Cynthia Weil, Cynthia Cooper, Cynthia Rothrock, Cynthia Johnson, Cynthia Rowley, Cynthia Erivo, Cynthia Preston.

Cynthia Nixon is an American actress.

She became widely known for portraying Miranda Hobbes in the tv series “Sex and the City”.

In the following video you may watch some of Miranda’s character scenes from the popular tv series: