Variation of Lucia

Lucinda Origin and Meaning

The name Lucinda is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "light".

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.

# 973 in the US

Lucinda Rank in US Top 1000

# 892 on Nameberry

Lucinda Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lucinda Popularity

Famous People Named Lucinda

  • Lucinda WilliamsAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Lucinda JenneyAmerican actress
  • Lucinda Mary J RaikesEnglish actress
  • Lucinda "Lucy" TurnbullAustralian politician; wife of prime minister Malcolm Turnbull
  • Lucinda Jane "Lulu" GuinnessBritish socialite and designer
  • Lucinda CreightonIrish politician
  • Lucinda DunnAustralian ballerina
  • Lucinda CowdenAustralian actress
  • Lucinda "Cindy" McLeishAustralian politician
  • Lucinda WhittyAustralian Olympian sailor
  • Lucinda Lee DaltonAmerican suffragist and journalist
  • Lucinda FredericksBritish,Australian Olympian equestrian eventer
  • Lucinda BassettAmerican self,help author and motivational speaker
  • Sophia Lucinda Davison (b. 2006)Daughter of Bruce Davison
  • Anwen Lucinda 'Lucky'daughter of Caterina Scorsone

Lucinda in Pop Culture

  • Lucindadoll character in Beatrix Potter's "Tale of Two Bad Mice"
  • Lucinda Walsh (born Mary Ellen Walters)character on American soap "As the World Turns"
  • Lucinda Tortellione of Carla's eight children on TV's "Cheers"
  • LucindaElla's fairy godmother in Ella Enchanted (1997)
  • Lucindathe good witch in animated series "Sofia the First"
  • Lucinda "Luce" Pricemain character in the Fallen novels by Lauren Kate
  • Oscar and LucindaAustralian novel by Peter Carey
  • "Lucinda Brayford" Australian novel by Martin Boyd
  • Lucinda Roanokecharacter in The Eustace Diamonds (1873)
  • Lucinda "Lulu" Sandersa character in the Pony Pals series
  • LucindaCinderella's stepsister in musical "Into the Woods"
  • Princess Lucinda Nightbanemagical comic book character
  • Lucindacharacter in "Point Blank" by Justine Avery
  • Lucindacharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series
  • Lucinda Spiderwickthe Grace Children's aunt and Arthur Spiderwick's daughter in the movie and book, "Spiderwick Chronicles"
  • "Lucinda"a song by Tom Waits
  • Lucinda Wymancharacter in Ruth Sawyer children's book "Roller Skates"