|Subject:||Re: These Names|
|Author:||Cleveland Kent Evans (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)|
|Date:||October 13, 2005 at 7:46:19 PM|
|Reply to:||These Names by Tbird|
Serepta: This is a spelling variation of Sarepta, which in the King James Version of the Bible is used as the name of the town where Elijah was sent to live with a widow when Jesus mentions that Old Testament story in the gospel of Luke. In more modern translations of Luke the Old Testament Hebrew form Zarephath is used for the place name; Sarepta is the Greek version. Sarepta was regularly used as a female given name in the USA during the 19th century.
Junis -- undoubtedly just a variation or even a misprint for Junius. (See Junia in the BtN dictionary.)
Adgar -- possibly an alteration of Edgar
Elminia -- This is a 19th century invented name. Many American parents were as fond of creating new names beginning with El- 150 years ago as some were in the 1970s of creating new names starting with La-. Elminia is a blend of the sounds of names like Elmira and Lavinia.
Levinia -- and this is just an alternate spelling for Lavinia
Loranza -- a feminine form of Lorenzo
Toliver -- the common pronunciation in the American South of the surname Taliaferro
Byard -- probably an alteration or misprint of Bayard
Coy -- from the English surname, from Middle English coi, "quiet, unassuming". I've known more than one man with this name myself.
Lmyra -- respelling or misprint of Elmira
Lesa -- respelling of Lisa
Dolar -- don't know, but possibly from a surname
Edworth -- probably a blend of names like Edward and Edgeworth
Tilden -- an English surname, probably from a place name originally meaning "Til's valley", often given in the late 19th century to honor the American politician Samuel Tilden:
Lavonia -- a blend of Lavinia with the European place name Livonia (now divided between Latvia and Estonia). This may have been as much the result of mishearing or misremembering as deliberately creating a new name.
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