Was there ever a saint by the name Jacinta? I received infant baptism and was given the name Jacinta. Year in and year out I look forward to the celebration of my saint day, which I seem to miss each year. I really want to know this.
In Spanish and Portuguese, the name Jacinta is the feminine form of the name Hyacinth. Although the hyacinth is a flower and a semi-precious stone, St. Hyacinth, interestingly enough, is a male saint. His feast day is August 17. Recently though, Jacinta Marto, one of the child seers of the Virgin Mary at Fatima, was beatified. Her feast day is February 20.