August 26, 2014 § Leave a comment
Italian feminine form of “Hyacinthus”, from the name of the hyacinth flower.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Gia, Hyacintha, Hyacinthe, Jacinda, Jacinta, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Giacinta, the “unprincipled and violent” Italian woman Mr. Rochester took as a mistress following Céline Varens’ betrayal, in Jane Eyre, 1847, by Charlotte Bronte.