|Subject:||Re: Names invented by poets/playwrights/authors|
|Author:||Cleveland Kent Evans (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)|
|Date:||October 16, 2005 at 3:56:50 PM|
|Reply to:||Names invented by poets/playwrights/authors by Ylva|
Yesenia was created by the Mexican author Yolanda Vargas Dulche around 1970 for the gypsy heroine of a telenovela.
Amaya was created in 1879 by Spanish author Francisco Navarro Villoslada for the title character of his novel Amaya which deals with the conversion of the Basques to Christianity. There is a Japanese name Amaya mentioned on this site, but since the frequent use of Amaya as a girls' name in the USA seems to be the result of the appearance of a young woman of Spanish descent named Amaya on the MTV show The Real World, the Spanish novel seems a more likely source.
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