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English form of the name borne in classical mythology by a beautiful youth (Hyakinthos in Greek, Hyacinthus in Latin) who was accidentally killed by Apollo and from whose blood sprang a flower bearing his name (not the modern hyacinth, but a type of dark lily). The name was later borne by various early saints, principally one martyred in the 3rd century with his brother Protus. This gave encouragement to its use as a male name in Christian Europe, including, occasionally, Britain. However, in Britain at the end of the 19th century there was a vogue for coining new female names from vocabulary words denoting plants and flowers (e.g. DAISY (SEE Daisy), IVY (SEE Ivy)). Hyacinth accordingly came to be regarded as an exclusively female name. It has never been common. However, the Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish cognates given below are still used as male names.
Cognates (masculine): Spanish, Portuguese: Jacinto. Polish: JACENTY (SEE Jacenty).
Pet form: Polish: JACEK (SEE Jacek).

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