Diminutive of Cynthia or Lucinda
"little ash-girl"

Cindy Origin and Meaning

The name Cindy is girl's name .
Cindy as a name in its own right made it into the Top 20 in 1957 and remained a Top 200 girls' name until the end of the 20th century. Although it's fallen precipitously since then and left the Top 1000 completely in 2015, Cindy remains a name commonly heard in the US. Today, though, it would more likely be attached to moms or grandmas than to babies.

Whether as a short form or a nickname used on its own, Cindy along with other popular nickname-names of its era -- Debbie, Kathy, Judy -- has faded from fashion to be replaced by the stylish nickname-names of this era, such as Ellie and Charlie.

Cindy Popularity

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Famous People Named Cindy

  • Cynthia Ann "Cindy" CrawfordAmerican supermodel
  • Cindy HydeSmith, US Senator from Mississippi
  • Cindy Lou Hensley McCainAmerican businesswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, and wife of US Senator John McCain of Arizona
  • Cynthia Dawn "Cindy" MargolisAmerican actress and model
  • Cynthia "Cindy" Morris ShermanAmerican photographer & director
  • Cindy BusbyCanadian actress
  • Cindy Blackman SantanaAmerican jazz drummer
  • Cindy Valentine (born Valentine Cinzia Leone)Italian singer,songwriter
  • Cindy BarshopAmerican reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of New York")
  • Cindy Lee Miller SheehanAmerican antiwar activist
  • Cynthia Carmen "Cindy" BurbridgeBishop, Thai model and TV personality
  • Cynthia Leigh "Cindy" WilsonAmerican singer of the B,52s
  • Cindy WalkerAmerican country music singer,songwriter
  • Cindy KlassenCanadian Olympic speed skater
  • Cynthia Jane "Cindy" WilliamsAmerican actress
  • Cynthia Ann "Cindy" BirdsongAmerican singer of The Supremes
  • Cindy RobinsonAmerican stage and voice actress
  • Cindy Freywife of Eagles musician Glenn Frey
  • Cindy Prado (b. 1992) American model of Cuban & Spanish descent

Cindy in Pop Culture

  • Cindy Bradyyoungest child on TV's "The Brady Bunch"
  • Cindy "Mac" MacKenziecharacter on TV's "Veronica Mars"
  • Cindy Lou Whocharacter in Dr. Seuss Universe
  • Cindy Figlerfrom the movie "House Arrest"
  • Cindy Bandolinifrom movie "Harvard Man"
  • "Black Cindy" character on TV's Orange is the New Black
  • Cindy Stonecharacter and first victim in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Cynthia "Cindy" Cunninghamcharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • Cindythe twin of Mindy on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Cindy VortexJimmy Neutron
  • Cindy Campbellcharacter from Scary Movie
  • Cindy Aurumcharacter from Final Fantasy XV