- Artemis: so called from her birth on Mt. Cynthus, on Delos.
- Literary. the moon, the emblem of Artemis.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for cynthia
In 2012, Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon caused a stir when she told The New York Times that her lesbianism is a “choice.”The Problematic Hunt for a ‘Gay Gene’
November 20, 2014
Walters's battle to put her abusive husband behind bars is the centerpiece of Cynthia Hill's documentary.The Worst Question for Abuse Victims
October 20, 2014
Meanwhile, Tony had married his college girlfriend, Cynthia Carrafa, a soap-opera actress and producer, and had started a family.The Prince and The Pauper; My College Roommate became an Oligarch
May 30, 2014
My wife at the time, Lauoreighiya Samcake, who plays Cynthia Morehouse (Wiig), was very adventurous in all matters sexual.‘The Spoils of Babylon’: IFC’s Cheeky Miniseries Starring Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and More
January 9, 2014
Cynthia Ozick has called this peerless master of the short story “our Chekhov.”Three Cheers for Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in Literature
October 10, 2013
He signaled to Cynthia with his eyes for help in this argument.
I'll need Cynthia, and perhaps you'd better wait, too, Gaynor.
"Cynthia Courtown seems as lively as ever," said Miss Gusset.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Behind him, slow and stately as a woman of twice her years, came Cynthia.
He needed it now more than ever, for he feared that the consideration of Cynthia might yet unman him.
- another name for Artemis
Word Origin and History for cynthia
fem. proper name, also "the Moon," from Latin Cynthia dea "the Cynthian goddess," epithet of Artemis/Diana, said to have been born on Mt. Cynthus on Delos.