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Clarinda meaning and name origin
Clarinda \c-larin-da, cl(a)-ri-nda\ as a girl's name is pronounced kla-RIN-da. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clarinda is "bright, famous". Elaboration of Clara with the -inda ending (as in Belinda and Lucinda). Literary: the name was first used in Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" (1596). The name was influenced by Clorinda, which is an elaboration of Chloris. Poet Robert Burns (18th century) also used the name Clarinda in his poems.
Clarinda has 1 variant form: Clorinda.
For more information, see also the related name Claire.
Baby names that sound like Clarinda are Clayrinda, Clairinda and Clarina.
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Popularity of Clarinda
Clarinda is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3981 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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