[ 2 syll. cin-dy, ci-ndy ] The baby girl name Cindy is pronounced as SIHNDiy- †. Cindy is used mostly in English, Latin, and Dutch, and its language of origin is French and Old Greek. From the short form of other given names, but now used as an independent name in its own right.
In addition, Cindy is a diminutive form of the English name Cinderella.
Cindy is also a diminutive form (English and Latin) of the English, German, and Greek name Cynthia.
Cindy is also a diminutive form (Dutch and English) of the English, Portuguese, and Spanish name Lucinda.
Cindy has 29 derivatives. Derivatives include Cin, Cinda, Cindal, Cindea, Cindel, Cindell, Cindey, Cindl, Cindyl, Cynda, Cyndal, Cyndale, Cyndall, Cyndel, Cyndia, Cyndie, Cyndle, Sindi, Syndie, and Syndy. Other English forms include the spelling variants Cindee, Cindi, Cindie, Cyndee, Cyndi, Cyndy, Sindie, Sindy, and Syndi. The origin and thus the meaning of the name Cindy is inherited by all variant forms.
See also the related form, the English Cindra.
Cindy is a classic favorite. Today it is still a somewhat popular baby name for girls, though not to the extent it was before. The name grew in popularity from the 1930s up to the 1950s; prior to that, it was of infrequent use only. At the peak of its usage in 1957, 0.965% of baby girls were named Cindy. It ranked at #19 then. The baby name has since suffered a steep loss in popularity. In 2012, its usage was 0.019% and its ranking #754. Out of the group of girl names directly related to Cindy, Cynthia was the most popular. In 2012, the name was twice as popular as Cindy.
Baby names that sound like Cindy include Cindee, Cindi, Cindie, Cyndee, Cyndi, Cyndie, Cyndy, Sindee, Sindi, Sindie, Sindy, Syndee, Syndi, Syndie, Syndy, Centehua, Chantay, Chanté, Chenette, and Cinda.
† Pronunciation for Cindy: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Cindy:
Activist Cindy Sheehan, born 10 July 1957.
Model Cindy Crawford, born 20 February 1966, De Kalb, Illinois.
Model Cindy Margolis, born 1 October 1968, Los Angeles, California.