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

The name Lucinda is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "light". Lucinda and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Lucinda

Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter
Lucinda Jenney, American actress
Lucinda Mary J Raikes, English actress
Lucinda "Lucy" Turnbull, Australian politician; wife of prime minister Malcolm Turnbull
Lucinda Jane "Lulu" Guinness, British socialite and designer
Lucinda Creighton, Irish politician
Lucinda Dunn, Australian ballerina
Lucinda Cowden, Australian actress
Lucinda "Cindy" McLeish, Australian politician
Lucinda Whitty, Australian Olympian sailor
Lucinda Lee Dalton, American suffragist and journalist
Lucinda Fredericks, British-Australian Olympian equestrian eventer
Lucinda Bassett, American self-help author and motivational speaker
Sophia Lucinda Davison (b. 2006), Daughter of Bruce Davison

Pop Culture References for the name Lucinda

Lucinda, doll 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 Tortelli, one of Carla's eight children on TV's "Cheers"
Lucinda, Ella's fairy godmother in Ella Enchanted (1997)
Lucinda, the good witch in animated series "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," 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 musical "Into the Woods"
Princess Lucinda Nightbane, magical comic book character
Lucinda, character in "Point Blank" by Justine Avery
Lucinda, character in Aphmau's YouTube series
Lucinda Spiderwick, the Grace Children's aunt and Arthur Spiderwick's daughter in the movie and book, "Spiderwick Chronicles"
"Lucinda" - a song by Tom Waits
Lucinda Wyman, character in Ruth Sawyer children's book "Roller Skates"

Cinda, Loucinda, Lusinda, Sinda, Sindy, Cindy

Lucinda's International Variations

Lucinde (French)


laura_eva Says:


Love this. Sounds like "luz" (Spanish for light) and "linda" (Spanish for pretty). Linda also happens to be my aunt's name so it could be a nod to her as well.

ceruleanstardust Says:


Total GP for me. I love the nicknames Luna and Indie for it!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I agree.

paulapuddephatt Says:


and Lucilla and Lucille xxx

paulapuddephatt Says:


It's so beautiful.

Nemakyan Says:


This is an ancestral name for me; my cousin, aunt, great-grandmother and great-great aunt bore this name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name so much, along with Lucy and Lucia - all such beautiful names.

zenithstarr Says:


One of my best friend's name, we have always called her Lux and it fits her electric personality perfectly.

Jessica Says:


I find Lucinda such a stunning name, that shouldn't at all be confused with the datedness of Linda and Belinda. She has an Art Noveau feel, the kind of woman, you'd see wandering down the street in a cloche hat in my mind. Just as delightful as her more contemporary sounding cousin Luciana. With the added bonus of the nickname Lucy.

headintheclouds Says:


I like the name Lucy but find it rather too short on its own, though it is a legitimate name that stands on its own. Lucinda can be one of the "birth certificate" name options for the nickname Lucy, and while it's a pretty and lively name, I personally don't love it because it seems too airy-fairy to me, and rather dated (my first association of it is a witch character from Sabrina the Teenage Witch from the 80's, or something along those lines). It's nice that it's a relatively uncommon yet still familiar name though, and that you can get the appealing nicknames Lucy, Cindy and Cinda from it. I prefer Lucille to Lucinda.

Zelliew Says:


I've always liked this name

me Says:


I'm a Lucinda and I love the name! Strangely enough I had another Lucinda in my grade as well!

miltonsmom Says:


This name strikes me as beautiful and worthy of a comeback.

Bobcat108 Says:


I've loved Lucinda since I was a was used in a book on how to make paper-mache dolls for the 1870s doll. If I were to use it, I'd most likely go w/a nn of Cinda or no nn at all.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


I like Lucia and Lucienne better than this name.

faithnamer Says:


I like this name because it provides access to two of my favorite nicknames: Lucy and Indie!