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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 Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

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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Famous People Named Jacinta

Saint Jacinta Marto, Portuguese "child of Fátima" who witnessed religious apparitions
Jacinta Parejo, First Lady of Venezuela as wife of President Joaquín Crespo
Jacinta Claudia John, Australian actress
Jacinta Patrice Stapleton, Australian actress
Jacinta Marie Allan, Australian politician
Jacinta Anne Kennedy, Australian basketball player
Jacinta Mary Ann Collins, Australian Senator
Jacinta Joan Coleman, New Zealand cyclist
Jacinta Brondgeest, Australian-American singer

Pop Culture References for the name Jacinta

Gina from Brooklyn Nine Nine named her beloved space heater Jacinta

Jacinta's International Variations

Jacenty (Polish) Hyacinthe, Jacinthe (French)