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.
Clarinda, character in Spenser's epic The Faerie Queene
Clarinda, name given by Scottish poet RobertBurns to Agnes Maclehose
Clarinda, a major character in The Virtuoso, a play first produced in 1676
Clarinda, a major character in The Lovers' Progress, an early 17th-century play
Clarinda, a character in The Deserving Favourite, another early 17th-century play
Clarinda, a character in the play The Sea Voyage, licensed for performance in 1622
"Clarinda," 1948 novel by Vicki Baum, also published as Headless Angel LadyClarinda, character in ThomasLove Peacock's 1831 novel Crotchet Castle