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ALDORNIA f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Perhaps derived from the Old English aldor
, a form of ealdor
meaning "elder, parent, head of family, chief, lord; author, source; age, old age" with the name suffix -nia
to feminize the name.... [more]
CLASTERFAIR m American (South), African American
This name is found in generations of families. Clusters of the name can be found in Louisiana, in particular, but remains rare. It is said to be terminology to refer to royal members, similar to King
would be used.
CRICKET m & f Popular Culture, English, American (South)
Simply from the name of the small insect known for its nocturnal chirping. It occurs briefly in Shakespeare's play 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' (1597) belonging to a fairy that makes certain the hearths are well-kept.
FINIS m American (South)
Means "end" in Latin. This was the middle name of Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, who was the last of his parents' ten children. It was first used as a given name in his honour, in the American South.
HARK m American (South)
Possibly a religious themed named from the word Hark, meaning "listen," a popular word used in the Bible.
JANSU m American (South)
It is derived from Sanskrit word jans which means- to protect, liberate, . It was the name of a king. Jansu means desirous to protect , liberator
JINCEY f American (South)
'Apparently a Southern U.S. invention or perhaps related to the German name "Jensine
". First appears in the 1770s. Was often a nickname for Jane
, but was also used as a given name in its own right, especially in the 19th century... [more]
PERNIE f American (South)
This appears sporadically outside the U.S. Top 1000 and was found mainly in Southern States. My speculation is that it is an offshoot of Calpurnia
, but I cannot verify if this is the source of the name.
PLUTINA f American (South, Archaic)
Probably an invented name, used primarily in the Southern United States in the 19th century. Plutina Cox is the heroine of Waldron Baily's novel 'The Heart of the Blue Ridge' (1915), set in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
POESY f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Originally a variant of Posy
, this name was sometimes associated with poetry
, from Old French poesie
, ultimately from Greek poesis
"composition, poetry," from poein
"to make or compose"
SALETTA f American (South, Archaic)
Variant of Saleta
. However, the earliest usage of Saletta seems to predate the French Marian apparition. In these cases a transferred use of the surnames Salette
is more likely.
SIPPIE f Popular Culture, American (South)
The stage name of blues singer Sippie Wallace, born Beulah Thomas. Sippie was a nickname she gained in childhood, as a gap between her two front teeth meant that she "sipped" on food and drink.
T9C f & m American (South)
This very rare name is an exception to the rule that numerals are normally not allowed as part of the spelling of names in the United States. It's a creative rebus-like spelling of a slang intensive term for "tiny" found in the Southwestern United States... [more]
VERSA f American (South)
This name sporadically appears outside the U.S. top 1000 in the American South in the early 20th-century. It is most likely inspired by the Latin word "versus" (verse; line) probably used by Southern Baptists in reference to the verses of the Bible... [more]