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Gender: Female Origin of Hyacinth: Flower name

The name Hyacinth is a girl's name of Greek origin. Hyacinth and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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 exotic 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 .

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.

You might also consider the Spanish version, Jacinta.

Find other names based on Hyacinth using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Hyacinth

Hyacinth Anne Littleton, daughter of Edward Littleton, Baron Hatherton and Hyacinthe Wellesley
Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea, 2nd-century male martyr
Saint Hyacinth, 3rd century Roman martyr along with Saint Protus
Saint Hyacinth of Poland, 12th century male priest
Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, male German Army officer and aristocrat
Hyacinth Bernard Wenceslaus Morgan, English male MP
Hyacinth Gabriel Connon, Filipino priest and educator
Hyacinth Gabriel Tungutalum, Aboriginal Australian male politician

Pop Culture References for the name Hyacinth

Hyacinth Bucket (or "bouquet"), main character in British comedy "Keeping Up Appearances"
Princess Hyacinth, character in "Princess of the Midnight Ball" by Jessica Day George
Hyacinth Kirkpatrick, character in Elizabeth Gaskell's "Wives and Daughters"
Hyacinth Price, ridiculous hospital matron in "Mr Scobie's Riddle" (1983) by Elizabeth Jolley
Hyacinth Hippo, a character in Disney's Fantasia
Hyacinth D'Ysquith, character in Broadway musical, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
Hyacinth Bridgerton, character in the Bridgerton romance series by Julia Quinn
Miss Hyacinth, villain in novel "A Drowned Maiden's Hair"
"Hyacinth House," song by the Doors

Hyacinthie, Cintha, Cinthy, Hyacinthia, Hyacintha, Hyacintia, Cinthie, Cinthia

Hyacinth's International Variations

Jacinta, Jacinda (Spanish) Jakinda (Basque) Hyacynthe, Hyacinthe (Greek) Giacinta (Italian)


91flaviaj Says:


This name is an underrated treasure. A beautiful and fragrant flower to symbolize a special girl.

Kellen_Claire Says:


I adore this name! I think it would work really well for a girl full of spunk and personality. I love the idea of shortening it every now and then to Hyatt as well!

Chess345 Says:


the myth is highly unappealing

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I adore Jacinta, but admit that I've never liked Hyacinth. It just never sounded feminine to me, and knowing that it belonged to several male saints makes me like it for a girl even less.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I love Hyacinth and Jacinta!

yvonne_virginia Says:


I thought I made this up as a name! Ah, well, too bad. I wanted to write a story with a Hyacinth with the nn Cindy (like is typically used for Cynthia.)

Cheyenne Thornton Says:


This is very harsh sounding for a girl, in my opinion.

headintheclouds Says:


I love the flower and the clunky-vintage feel of Hyacinth really appeals to me, I find it very pretty. But it's still a big Guilty Pleasure name for me, probably wouldn't have the guts to actually use the name for a daughter!

13KidsCrazy Says:


This is my still borns ame. To this day I still love it. We chose this name because she died due to some kind of poisen, and the hyacinth flower is poise nestled. (It has poisen in it

flora_kate Says:


You're not alone! I hear it too, and that's why I don't like it!

faithnamer Says:


Does anyone else hear "Hiya, Cynth!" when they say this name?

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Other flowers sound better for names.

Guest Says:


Back in elementary school I laughed so hard because my frenemy's mom had this name and Hyacinths are poisonous. Ahaha I feel bad