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Dorinda - Greek female Gift of God, means 'beautiful one/gift'.
nia1  11/25/2006
Dorinda is a character in the Cheetah Girls movies/book series.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2007
People, please don't bastardize perfectly good names by modifying them and ending them with -inda. I hate the ending. Dora is a nice name, but it is ruined when people do *this* to it.
slight night shiver  5/21/2008
Apparently coined by the English writers John Dryden and William Davenant for their play, The Enchanted Isle (1667). [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  4/3/2011
Dorinda Oakley is the heroine of Ellen Glasgow's 1925 novel 'Barren Ground'.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2011
A poem called "Dialogue Between Thyrsis and Dorinda" is usually attributed to the English poet Andrew Marvell (1621-78).
Just Jonquil  9/11/2012
The name is used in Portugal (and Brasil), Spain (at least in Galicia) and Italy.
It appears as an Italian and English name in the "Lexicon nominum virorum et mulierum", collected by Carolus Egger (the Vatican expert in modern Latin, who wrote this work collecting the personal names present in Vatican documents).
It was the name of my mother, who lived in Galicia (Spain), and seems to have been not unusual in this rural country; that makes very problematic a bare Literary origin. In fact, the woman names in -inda were very common and popular at Galicia and Portugal (Hermesinda, Dosinda, Melinda, Arminda…)
Ledo-Lemos  5/18/2018

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