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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Cindy

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Cindy in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Cindy:

  • Records indicate that 254,220 girls in the United States have been named Cindy since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1957, when 20,241 people in the U.S. were given the name Cindy. Those people are now 63 years old.

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    Comments about the name Cindy

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      14 Positive Comments

  • "I really like my name, Cindy. it's basic and I've only ever met 3 other people with the name so it's very unique. people always call me sydney tho!!" Nov. 16, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Cindy and i love it so much. but lots of people always call me Sydney! So annoying!" Mar. 9, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I didn't know that Cindy was an ugly and old name until people started telling me it was so I started believing it I'm 18 and everyone sais I have a grandma name" Aug. 14, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Another Cynthia Ann here. I usually go by Cindy, but have been called Cindy Ann, Cindy Lu, Cinders, Cinderella, etc. I like both Cynthia and Cindy, the first sounds proper and lovely and the latter sounds happy and bubbly. Friends and family always shorten it to Cin or Lu. Starbucks employees always write Sydney on my cup. It sounds close enough. Didn't meet anyone else named Cindy until college, where I promptly met several Cynthia Ann's. I've since met several Chinese women named Cindy." Apr. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cindy and I love it :3 I'm Asian by the way :)" Mar. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Cindy and i love it! my family calls me Cindylee because lee is my middle name but i feel very feminine and sweet" Feb. 18, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cindy middle name Ann. Many assume it's short for Cynthia which I don't care for. Growing up my best friend's name was Wendy, her sister's name is Cindy. But we were pretty much the only Cindys we knew. I went through a stage as a teenage where I hyphenated it Cindy-Ann. I do occasionally get called Sandy, always thought it was because people misunderstood my southern accent. I've always liked my name. I haven't heard any babies named it though. Maybe it's time for a comeback!" Jul. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cindy Ann, when I was in grade school my teachers call me by my complete name, in highschool some close friends started calling me Cinz or Cindz to shorten it. Last year a classmate in the University approached me and told me that when the name "Cindy Ann" was called she was rather expecting a petite young girl smaller than her, to her surprise I was way taller than her, told me that my name doesn't suit me; I didn't care anyway. And just recently, a new friend started calling me by my second name "Ann". It's just funny to think that lots of people have many ways of calling me. I think that's cool! I love my name! Those are the most beautiful words I would never stop loving to hear." Jan. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cynthia but I usually go by Cindy. My grandmother called me Sydney for 28 years, until the day she died. Cynthia is for legal things and Cindy is my casual name. I have met several Cindy's in my life. I was a preschool teacher and both the teacher's were Miss Cindy. At least the kids (two year olds) only had to remember one name. :) When I order food on the phone at a certain ethnicity place they always put it down as Sandy. That annoys me!!!" May. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cynthia Lynn but I have always been called Cindy,I like the name Cindy I have no problem with it except some people mistake my name for Sidney which I don't like but all in all I am comfortable with my name." Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wow, weird that people worry so much about their name. Cindy is just my name, I never really thought about it much." Jul. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cynthia, but I have always been called Cindy. My best friend's name is also Cindy. Besides the two of us, we have never really known any other Cindys. However, I have noticed there are a lot of asians named Cindy. Weird... Anyway, it isn't a bad name. It is cute. it reminds me of a 1950s name or something." May. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cynthia, and I go by Cindy. No one has ever mistaken me for Candy as the other comments say. I like that I can have a longer formal name or Cindy for short. I am 34 and have never been teased and always liked my name. Overseas people say "oh like Cindy Crawford" so that is not a bad association either. haha" Dec. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cindy is a cute name but Cynthia sounds so strict and annoying." Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "I hate my name. This name dies with me. I implore you don't inflict when your child unless you plan on having a white blonde girl cheerleader." Oct. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "i hate my name...i keep making up other names to use, but im stuck with cindy =[ i kinda imagine another life where my name isnt,.cindy. i cant imagine my grandchildren saying "Grandma Cindy or Aunt Cindy" *shivers*" Jun. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate it!!! Yes Dad, your fault! It is such a little girls name. I have struggled with using it all my life and have made many attempts to change it. So please DON'T go there if you are having a girl and you are thinking about using it, there are FAR more beautiful names.." Apr. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My real name is Cynthia. As an adult, I don't think Cindy is an adult name. I tried to get people to call me Cynthia, and without asking, they automatically shortened it to Cindy. I think it is a cute little girl's name." Mar. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      18 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Cindy Sue It?s ok, nothing great, but it could be worse! My kids won?t use it as a middle name I?m sure." Jul. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "To the "Negative" person that said she hates her name and can't imagine being called Grandma Cindy or Aunt Cindy. REALLY??? I am called both all the time and have no problem with it. Maybe she just doesn't like herself, and that is what she is really having the issue with. It's not the name at all." Jan. 14, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cindy. I love my name. I work with special needs pre school and they call me miss Candy..I wouldn't change my name for anything as my beautiful mother gave it to me." Jul. 11, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! My name is Cindy Lynne, aka, Cin-lee. My grandmother jumped shotgun on my mother and named me before she could. My mother was going to name me Cynthia Lee, ain't that a bxxxh! I have been called a variety of names, from Cindy Lou, Sandy, and Sydney. I am Irish, and find it surprising that Cindy is a popular Chinese name as well. Awesome! I have a deep southern draw; therefore, because of the misunderstanding most of my mail comes in the name of Sandy or Sydney. I am 46, and Cindy for a name is O-kay because it assumes my youth. People hear my name and draw assumptions that I am mere chick-a-dee, that's O-kay too. Here is a fact that all you Cindy's out there might like. Those with the name Cindy has a deep inner desire to serve humanity and to give to others by sharing money, knowledge and experience, or creative and artistic ability. Anyway, I think Cindy is pretty cool! :)" May. 20, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Cindy is wonderful my name is Cindy some times they call me cindy luhu like the book Dr.sues rote I say Cindy is a great name not to short and not to long I mean it olny has 5 letters so the name cidy is a butiefull name" Feb. 24, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am named Cynthia but go by Cindy, I have sister named Cindy and I have an Aunt named Cindy wow!" May. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born Cynthia, but leagally changing to Cyndie. I like that spelling better. I figure Cynthia is CY so Cyndie should be to. and I threw in the E becasue i think it makes it look better. I never cared for Cynthia but I do love Cyndie." Dec. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm named Cindy and I'm also a Chinese-American like some comment above is.I am having a struggle in name calling at my school, since people tend to call me Cindy Bindy, and more recently, Cindyrella just to annoy me. It seemed to me as if Cindy is a name that doesn't have a cute nickname, but there is one that isn't that bad that my friend made up which is CinDin." Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born Cynthia, but I only answer to Cindy. Cindy suits me much better. I've always liked the name Cindy. My twin sister's name is Cherie. Thank God, my mother didn't name us Cindy and Mindy. She came close. Cindy" Apr. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Cindy, and I've always thought it sort of blah. It's not that popular these days, but being a Chinese-American, I also know quite a few other Cindys who're Chinese as well, mainly because the name is easy for Chinese families to pronounce. So amongst that population, it's not such a unique name to give a baby!" Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY friend's name is called CIndy, but it sounds like Sandy. sounds cool" Aug. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have an aunt named named cindy. It sounds so cute. I like to spell it cindey." Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "its my name n its great cuz no one pronounce it wrong before but they will always make joke with Cindy n Candy..." May. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My aunt is named is Cindey. I like the name, butnnot my type. i think it is quite cute for a liitle girl, not an older lady though." May. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My real name is Cynthia, but I have always been called Cindy. I have never really liked my name either. I agree that it doesn't sound like an adult name. It also sounds too much like Sidney which always makes me think of Sidney Poitier!" Dec. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend's name is Cindy. I think it symbolizes generosity and happiness judging by the fact that both Cindy's I know are always happy!" Dec. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is actually Cynthia Lou, but I go by Cindy with family. At work I go by Cynthia because it sounds more dignified, but since dad has always called me Cindy Lou I love being called that." Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom's name is Cindy, Cindy Lou. It's really weird that the grinch who stole christmas movie has a charater named Cindy Lou. And they created the movie like when my mom was 10. so yeah thats kind of weird to me!" May. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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