Gender: Feminine


Usage: English, French, German, Jewish, Biblical

Other Scripts: שָׂרָה (Hebrew)

Pronounced: SER-a (English), ZAH-rah (German)   [key]

Means "lady" or "princess" in Hebrew. This was the name of the wife of Abraham in the Old Testament. She became the mother of Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally שָׂרָי (Saray), but God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).



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Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:51 PM


Gender Female

Origin Latin: Light


Cindy can be a nickname for either Cynthia or Lucinda.


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In ancient times Cynthia was a cult title of the Greek god Apollo (from Mount Kynthos on Delos, the island on which Apollo was born) and not used as a girl's first name. The Latin elegist Propertius did write love poetry to a woman called Cynthia, but he named her precisely because of the connection with Apollo, god of poetry.


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