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Gender: Female Meaning of Jacinta: "hyacinth" Origin of Jacinta: Spanish for Greek flower name

The name Jacinta is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "hyacinth". Jacinta and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory - Unusual/Outlandish Girls".

From the experts:

Jacinta, the Spanish word for hyacinth, is a lot softer and sweeter than the English version. The correct Spanish pronunciation is ha-SEEN-ta, though many English speakers would say ja-SIN-ta. Although the name is slightly different, Jacinta is largely associated at present with Australian-born actress Jacinda Barrett.

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Popularity

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Jacinta's International Variations

Jacenty (Polish) Hyacinthe, Jacinthe (French)

Comments

clairels Says:

2019-05-22T17:52:04

Yes. In fact I think in English that is the commonly used pronunciation.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-21T08:52:37

The only person I ever met with this name, pronounced it that way. I had never heard the name before, and thought it was stunning. I don't personally feel that it is culturally insensitive for a name to be pronounced differently, as it comes into use in different cultures. I say jenna-veev for Genevieve.

kimber23455 Says:

2016-06-25T21:33:23

We used this name for our daughter's first name. We've honored Spanish heritage and it's a name we totally love!

MaryKathryn Says:

2016-04-02T15:17:38

Do you think it would be appropriate to pronounce it "Juh-sin-tuh"? I want to make sure it wouldn't be culturally insensitive.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-21T01:54:46

Yes - I think it's very pretty when said "Jac -SIN - ta. It is so much nicer than Hyacinth.

bonovox Says:

2015-04-28T04:03:05

I met a teen girl with this name a few years ago- she said it juh-SIN-tuh, which i really liked!

SimoneKadele Says:

2015-02-07T23:40:10

Pretty.