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Clarinda

Heart
Literary elaboration of Clara
"bright, clear"

Clarinda Origin and Meaning

The name Clarinda is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "bright, clear".
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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Lists containing Clarinda

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Famous People Named Clarinda

  • Clarinda Maria SinnigeDutch field hockey player
  • Clarindapen name of a 17th century Peruvian female poet
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Clarinda in Pop Culture

  • Clarindacharacter in Spenser's epic The Faerie Queene
  • Clarindaname given by Scottish poet Robert Burns to Agnes Maclehose
  • Clarindaa major character in The Virtuoso, a play first produced in 1676
  • Clarindaa major character in The Lovers' Progress, an early 17th,century play
  • Clarindaa character in The Deserving Favourite, another early 17th,century play
  • Clarindaa character in the play The Sea Voyage, licensed for performance in 1622
  • "Clarinda" 1948 novel by Vicki Baum, also published as Headless Angel
  • Lady Clarindacharacter in Thomas Love Peacock's 1831 novel Crotchet Castle
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