Lucinda Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Lucinda:
Elaborated form of Lucia (light), produced by adding the suffix -inda. Lucinda originated as a literary name in Cervantes' Don Quixote (1605).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My name is Lucinda. Growing up I hated it. My nickname is Cindi. I was named after a great grandmother. Now that I am older I am getting to like it more. But I am the only Lucinda wherever I go.
I had a similar experience growing up and not liking that my name was different. I was called Luci by my family, but now that I'm older I absolutely love my name and am glad it is unusual, which generally makes it more memorable.
I am a Lucinda, and proud to be one. My name has been passed down my family on my mother's side for at least 4 genrations, and I'm proud to carry on the name. I have to say, when i was younger i didn't really like it, but now people do comment that it is a nice name and unusual! My friends do shorten it to Lu. (I don't like Lucy, which sounds like a child's name.) My mum was called Lucinda, but somehow her name got shortened to Linda.
I belive i am true to my name's meaning. I work in a caring field and love the small things in life!
I was almost named Lucinda Rose after my grandmother, but my parents named me Kateri instead.
I, too, am a Lucinda, and two of my uncles have always called me Suzie Q. My full name is Lucinda Sue, and I have always been Cindy. At work I am Lucinda, as that is what is on the app. when I started, and it is cool to have a bit of a differant world other than life at home! As a child, I did not like to be called Lucinda, but a few of my dear friends from high school called me Lucinda and it was just how it was.
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Lucy, Cindy, Cinda, Lucinderella, Lux, Lulu, Luci, Lu, Luce, CiCi,
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Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter
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Lucinda Leplastrier, the heroine of "Oscar and Lucinda," a 1988 novel by Peter Carey and the 1997 film based on the novel, directed by Gillian Armstrong.
Lope de Vega, a 17th-century Spanish poet, wrote sonnets to a woman he called "Lucinda," though this was a pseudonym.
Lucinda, one of the dolls in the Beatrix Potter story 'The Tale of Two Bad Mice'.
Lucinda Chapdelaine, the main character of the book "The Amaranth Enchantment" by Julie Berry.
Lucinda Walsh, a character from the soap opera "As the World Turns"
Lucinda, a fairy character from the book "Ella Enchanted"
Lucinda (Luce) Price, protagonist in the "Fallen" series by Lauren Kate
Lucinda "Lulu" Sanders from the Pony Pals series by Jeanne Betancourt