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Gender: F Meaning of Lucinda: "light" Origin of Lucinda: Variation of Lucia

Lucinda, an elaboration of Lucia created by Cervantes for his 1605 novel Don Quixote, is a pleasingly pretty alternative to Lucy. It was subsequently used by Moliere in his play The Doctor in Spite of Himself' (1666). More in tune with the times than Linda, Belinda and Melinda, it could be used to honor someone with one of those dated names.

Lucinda was a Top 200 name in the late nineteenth century, but hasn't been on the charts for more than 25 years--which could make her ripe for revival.

One appealing namesake is country-rock-blues singer Lucinda Williams. Similar in feel: Lucilla and Lucetta.

Famous People Named Lucinda

Lucinda Williams, American singer
Lucinda Jenney, American actress
Sophia Lucinda Davison (b. 2006), Daughter of Bruce Davison
Lucinda Raikes, English actress
Lucinda "Lucy" Turnbull, Australian businesswoman, former Lord Mayor of Sydney and wife of prime minister Malcolm Turnbull
Lucinda Dunn, Australian ballerina
Lucinda Cowden, Australian actress
Lucinda "Cindy" McLeish, Australian politician
Lucinda Whitty, Australian Olympian sailor
Lucinda Fredericks, British-Australian Olympian equestrian eventer

Pop Culture References for the name Lucinda

Lucinda, character in short story "Point Blank" by author Justine Avery
Lucinda, in The Tale of Two Bad Mice
Lucinda Tortelli, one of Carla's eight children on Cheers
Lucinda, Ella's fairy godmother in Ella Enchanted (1997)
Lucinda, the good witch in Sofia the First
Lucinda "Luce" Price, main character in the Fallen novels by Lauren Kate
Oscar and Lucinda, Australian novel by Peter Carey
Lucinda Brayford, classic Australian novel by Martin Boyd
Lucinda Roanoke, character in The Eustace Diamonds (1873)
Lucinda "Lulu" Sanders, a character in the Pony Pals series
Lucinda, Cinderella's stepsister in Into the Woods
Princess Lucinda Nightbane, magical comic book character

Cinda, Loucinda, Lusinda, Sinda, Sindy, Cindy

Lucinda's International Variations

Lucinde (French)