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Jacinta

Origin: Kenya
gender-female
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

Jacinta is a feminine name with Mexican and Spanish origins, meaning "hyacinth". The name is derived from the Greek name Hyakinthos, which refers to the hyacinth flower. It is also associated with the Greek mythological figure Hyacinthus, a Spartan prince known for his beauty. In the myth, Hyacinthus was accidentally killed by his lover Apollo and was remembered by a flower of his namesake, symbolizing things such as peace, sorrow, and enduring love. The name Jacinta provides a rich cultural background, connecting baby girls with Greek mythology and the beautiful hyacinth flower. It is the Portuguese and Spanish feminine variant of Hyacinthus. In English-speaking countries, Hyacinth is a common equivalent name, also derived from the Greek name Hyakinthos.

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