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.