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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 Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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

Jacinta, a space heater named by Gina on TV's "Brooklyn Nine Nine"

Jacinta's International Variations

Jacenty (Polish) Hyacinthe, Jacinthe (French)


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!

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