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Gender: F Meaning of Clarinda: "bright, clear" Origin of Clarinda: Literary elaboration of Clara

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A poetic name first used in Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" in 1596, it had a literary vogue in the 18th century, especially favored by Robert Burns. "inda" names--Melinda, Belinda, Linda" are not particularly in right now.

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Clarinda, character in Spenser's epic The Faerie Queene
Also used by 18th-century poet Robert Burns in his poems
Lady Clarinda, character in Thomas Love Peacock's 1831 novel Crotchet Castle