Derivative of Lucia, with the addition of the productive suffix -inda. The formation is first found in Cervantes's Don Quixote (1605), but was not much in use in the 17th century except as a literary name. Lucinde was used by both Molière (in Le Médecin malgré lui, 1665) and Friedrich von Schlegel (in his novel Lucinde, 1799). It enjoyed considerable popularity in England in the 18th century, and has been in use ever since.
Basque: Castilianized form of Basque Gebara, a habitational name from a place in the Basque province of Araba. The origin and meaning of the place name are uncertain; it is recorded in the form Gebala by the geographer Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD. This is a rare name in Spain.