Usage English (American)
Other Forms FormsCedona, Cedonia, Sedonia
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 3/12/2008
In the United States, this name is usually given in honour of the city of Sedona in Arizona. The city itself had been named after Sedona Arabella Schnebly (née Miller), who was the wife of Theodore Carlton Schnebly, the city's first postmaster. Sedona herself is said to have gotten her name from her mother, who had allegedly thought up the name herself, thinking it sounded pretty. However, it could just as well be that her mother had taken the existing names SIDONIA or SIDONY and slightly altered them to her liking. She may even have been inspired by Cydonia to some degree, which is the Latin name of the quince plant.