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

Jacinta Origin and Meaning

The name Jacinta is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "hyacinth".

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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Jacinta's International Variations

Jacenty (Polish) Hyacinthe, Jacinthe (French)


clairels Says:


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

paulapuddephatt Says:


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:


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:


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:


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

bonovox Says:


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

SimoneKadele Says: