Female, Proto-Indo-European

Lucinda

Lucinda was created by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes for a character in his novel Don Quixote (1605), basing it on the name Lucia combined with the suffix -inda; Lucia is the feminine form of Roman Lucius meaning “light”, derived from Latin lux (light) which comes from PIE root *lewk-(bright; light; to shine).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: light

Usage: Spanish, English

Nicknames: Lucy, Cindy

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Variants:

  • Lucia (Ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, English)
  • Lúcia (Portuguese, Hungarian)
  • Lucía (Spanish)
  • Luciana (Ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)

 

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