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Dorinda - Greek female Gift of God, means 'beautiful one/gift'.
nia1  11/25/2006
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
The name is used in Portugal (and Brasil), Spain (at least in Galicia) and Italy.
It appears as Italian and English name at the "Lexicon nominum virorum et mulierum", collected by Carolus Egger (the Vatican expert in modern Latin, who wrote this word collecting the person names presents 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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