- Lucinda fDerivative of LUCIA (SEE Lucia), with the addition of the productive suffix -inda. The formation is first found in Cervantes's Don Quixote (1605), but does not seem to have been much in use in the 17th century except as a literary name. Lucinde was used by both Molière (in Le Médecin malgré lui, 1665) and Friedrich von Schlegel (in his novel Lucinde, 1799). It enjoyed considerable popularity in England in the 18th century, and has been in use ever since.Cognate: French: Lucinde.
First names dictionary. 2012.