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Gender: Female Meaning of Cynara: "thistly plant" Origin of Cynara: Greek

The name Cynara is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "thistly plant". Cynara and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Poetic though thorny.

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Famous People Named Cynara

Cynara Coomer, American physician and Fox News medical contributor

Pop Culture References for the name Cynara

Cynara, made famous by Ernest Dowson's 1894 poem about Cynara, his "old passion," which contains the line "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion."
Cynara, genus of thistle-like plants including the artichoke

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Kellie Horn Says:


All my sources pronounce it "sin-AR-uh".

lesliemarion Says:


SIN-uh-ruh. A classic.

Daiseymae Says:


Yes, it does! It is similar to Sonora which is even worse.

thorn144 Says:


I like this but sounds a little like "Sayonara" common phrase for goodbye