Cynthia

noun
Cyn·thia | \ˈsin(t)-thē-ə \

Definition of Cynthia 

1 : artemis

2 : the moon personified as a goddess

First Known Use of Cynthia

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cynthia

Latin, from feminine of Cynthius of Cynthus, from Cynthus, mountain on Delos where she was born, from Greek Kynthos

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