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.
Indian (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka): Hindu and Parsi name which goes back to an official title meaning ‘village headman’, pəṭel in Gujarati, Marathi, and Kannada (where it is paṭēla). It comes ultimately from Sanskrit paṭṭakila ‘tenant of royal land’. Among the Indians in the U.S, it is the most common family name.