Clarinda - Meaning of Clarinda

What does Clarinda mean?

[ 3 syll. cla-rin-da, cl-ari-nda ] The baby girl name Clarinda is pronounced KLaa-RIHND-ah †. Clarinda's origin is Latin, and its use, English. It is derived from the word clarus which is of the meaning 'clear, bright, famous'. The name is from the combination of Clara with either the suffix '-inda', or else other names such as Belinda or Lucinda. It was first used in literature, for a character in Spenser's poem The Faerie Queene (1590,1596), and subsequently adopted by English speakers. Spenser could have created the name from the older Clorinda, known from Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata (1580). In the 18th century, the name became popular after Robert Burns wrote four poems published as To Clarinda (1787).

Clarinda is a variant form of the English Clare.

Variant forms of Clarinda include the name Clairinda and the English Clorinda.

Another form of the name is the German spelling variant Clarinde.

See also the related categories, combination, english, latin, suffix, clear (fair), bright, and literature.

Clarinda is not commonly used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Clarinda, Clare was the most regularly used.

Baby names that sound like Clarinda include Clarimonde, Clarimunde, and Clarinde (German).

† Pronunciation for Clarinda: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"



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