A female given name. One of the less common flower names used since the 19th century.
Other Word Forms
Origin of hyacinth
Latin hyacinthusfrom Greek huakinthoswild hyacinth
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English jacinth, from Old French jacincte, from Medieval Latin jacintus, from Latinhyacinthus, from Ancient Greek ὑάκινθος (huakinthos, “any of several dark blue flowers”), ultimately from a non-Indo-European Mediterranean language. Relatinized 16c.
LatinHyacinthus, a saint's name from the name of an Ancient Greek Ὑάκινθος (Huakinthos), a mythological character .
Hyacinth Sentence Examples
This beautiful material presents a great diversity of tints, but a rich hyacinth red is common.
They admit of being forced into early bloom, like the hyacinth and tulip. They vary with a white, creamy or yellow perianth, and a yellow, lemon, primrose or white cup or coronet; and, being richly fragrant, they are general favourites amongst spring flowers.
Klaproth in 1789 analysed the mineral zircon or hyacinth and found it to contain a new earth, which he called "zirconia."