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Gender: FMeaning of Clarinda: "bright, clear"Origin of Clarinda: Literary elaboration of Clara
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A poetic name first used in EdmundSpenser's "The Faerie Queene" in 1596, it had a literary vogue in the 18th century, especially favored by RobertBurns. "inda" names--Melinda, Belinda, Linda" are not particularly in right now.