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Girl Name: Clarinda

Name: Clarinda
Pronunciation: \c-larin-da, cl(a)-ri-nda\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Claire
Sounds Like: Clayrinda, Clairinda
Similar Names: Calinda, Caranda, Clarita, Clarine, Chlorinda, Corrinda, Corinda, Florinda, Larinda
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 3981


Clarinda \c-larin-da, cl(a)-ri-nda\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin. Elaboration of Clara with the -inda ending (as in Belinda and Lucinda). Literary: the name was first used in Spenser's "Faerie Queene" (16th century). 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.

For more information, see also the related name Claire.

Baby names that sound like Clarinda are Clayrinda and Clairinda. Other similar baby names are Calinda, Caranda, Clarita, Clarine, Chlorinda, Corrinda, Corinda, Florinda and Larinda.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Clarinda.


Clarinda is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3981 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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