Flower name, from Greek
"blue larkspur; precious stone"

Hyacinth Origin and Meaning

The name Hyacinth is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "blue larkspur; precious stone".

Though it may not be as sweet and gentle as, say, Violet, the purple-hued Hyacinth still might hold some appeal for the parent seeking a truly unusual flower name.

In Greek mythology, Hyacinthus was a Spartan youth accidentally killed by Apollo, from whose blood sprang a beautiful and fragrant flower, and it is also the name of several saints; Hyacinth became exclusively female in the nineteenth century. To the ancients, Hyacinth was, in addition to being a bluebell-like blossom, the name of a precious stone.

Hyacinth Bridgerton is the youngest child of the fictional Bridgerton family, named in alphabetical order from A-H. There is a character named Hyacinth Robinson in Henry James's The Princess Casamassima and Hyacinth Bucket is the social-climbing character on the British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, with sisters named Daisy, Rose, and Violet. To underscore her pretentiousness, Hyacinth Bucket insisted that her last name be pronounced as "bouquet".

You might also consider the Spanish version, Jacinta.

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Famous People Named Hyacinth

  • Hyacinth Anne Littletondaughter of Edward Littleton and Hyacinthe Wellesley
  • Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea2nd,century male martyr
  • Saint Hyacinth3rd century Roman martyr along with Saint Protus
  • Saint Hyacinth of Poland12th century male priest
  • Hyacinth Graf Strachwitzmale German Army officer and aristocrat
  • Hyacinth Bernard Wenceslaus MorganEnglish male MP
  • Hyacinth Gabriel ConnonFilipino priest and educator
  • Hyacinth Gabriel TungutalumAboriginal Australian male politician

Hyacinth in Pop Culture

  • Hyacinth Bucket (or "bouquet")main character in British comedy "Keeping Up Appearances"
  • Hyacinthprincess character in "Princess of the Midnight Ball" by Jessica Day George
  • Hyacinth Kirkpatrickcharacter in Elizabeth Gaskell's "Wives and Daughters"
  • Hyacinth Priceridiculous hospital matron in "Mr Scobie's Riddle" (1983) by Elizabeth Jolley
  • Hyacinth Hippoa character in Disney's Fantasia
  • Hyacinth D'Ysquithcharacter in Broadway musical, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
  • Hyacinth Bridgertoncharacter in the Bridgerton romance series by Julia Quinn
  • Miss Hyacinthvillain in novel "A Drowned Maiden's Hair"
  • "Hyacinth House" song by the Doors
  • Hyacinthcharacter in the Canadian animated series "Blaise de Blasé"/"Fred's Head"