Lucinda Meaning and Origin

The name Lucinda is a girl’s name meaning light and is of Spanish and Latin origin. It is a combination of the names Lucia, which means “light”, and the suffix -inda, which means “worthy of”. Therefore, Lucinda means “worthy of light” or “illuminated one”. Lucinda has been used as a name in English-speaking countries since the 18th century. It was most popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but it still remains a relatively uncommon name today. It has been used in literature, including in the novels “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens and “Lucinda Brayford” by Martin Boyd. People with the name Lucinda often go by the nickname Lucy, Cindy, or Lu, which adds versatility to the name.

Names similar to Lucinda:

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  • Isidora
  • Felicia


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