Friday, November 15, 2013
Cindy: Not Always a Nickname for Cynthia (Since 1938)
She Knows Baby Names sez the meaning of the name Cynthia is: Of Cynthus (Mount Cynthus on the island of Delos). Famous bearer: Cynthia was one of the names of the mythological moon goddess Artemis, referring to her birth on Mount Cynthus.
Cynthia had her best run from 1950 to 1969, a stretch of 20 years in the top 20, 11 of them in the top 10. Top ranking: #7 in 1957.
Cindy didn't make her appearance on the top 1000 until 1938 and came close to challenging Cynthia's superiority in the 1950s. Her best year also occurred in 1957 with a ranking of #19.
My sister-in-law, born in 1964, is a Cindy.
A top 10 hit for 16-year-old Johnny Crawford during the summer of 1962. Crawford played Chuck Connors' son on The Rifleman -- 168 episodes over 5 seasons from 1958 to 1963.
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