American (South) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of American names used more often in the American South. See also about American names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aldonia f American (South, Rare)
Either a truncated form of Caledonia or, more likely, an elaboration of Aldona.
Aldonie f American (South, Archaic)
Probably a variant of Aldonia.
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]
Alethaire f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Corruption of Alethea. This name arose among Catholics in Kentucky in the 1700-1800s.
Alvanelle f American (South, Rare)
One of Ulysses Everett McGill’s many daughters in the movie O Brother Where Art Thou?
Annclaire f American (South)
Combination of Ann and Claire.
Anner f American (South, Archaic)
Phonetic spelling of Anna reflecting the Appalachian accent.
Artelia f American (South, Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning; theories include a variant of Adelia, reflecting the Appalachian pronunciation.
Attie f American (South, Archaic)
Diminutive of various names beginning with Ad- and At-.
Avalinn f American (South)
compound name
Azaire m French (Cajun), American (South), French (Quebec, Rare, Archaic)
Extremely rare and archaic French form of Azariah.
Billiejo f American (South), English (Rare)
Combination of Billie and Jo. Also, see its male counterpart: Billyjoe.
Billiejoe m & f English (British, Modern, Rare), American (South, Rare)
Rare variant of Billyjoe or Billiejo. It's a very rare masculine name with only four boys recorded with the name BILLIEJOE in the UK in 2005 according to popular-babynames.com... [more]
Billyjoe m American (South)
Combination of Billy and Joe. It's feminine counterpart is Billiejo.
Birda f American (South)
Variant of Bertha, influenced by Birdie.
Bithy f American (South, Archaic)
Originally a diminutive of Tabitha, occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
Bluford m American (South)
Variation of Buford, possibly transfer of the surname Bluford.
Bobbijo f American (South), English (Rare)
Combination of Bobbi and Jo. See also Bobbyjoe for its masculine counterpart.
Bobbyjoe m American (South, Rare), English (British, Rare)
Combination of Bobby and Joe. Bobbijo is the feminine counterpart.
Bobra f American (South, Rare)
Variant of Barbara, influenced by Bob.
Browning m American (South)
Transferred use of the surname Browning.
Buckner m American (South)
Transferred use of the surname Buckner.
Caretta f American (South)
Elaboration of Cara.
Cenia f American (South, Archaic)
Of unknown origin and meaning.
Claster m American (South, Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning.
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 or Duke would be used.
Clemenza f Italian, American (South, Archaic)
Italian variant of Clemenzia and American feminine form of Clement.
Clora f English (Rare), American (South)
Possibly a short form of Clorinda or a variant of Clara influenced by Cora.
Cozetta f American (South, Rare)
Latinate respelling of Cosette.
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.
Daque m French (Cajun, Anglicized), American (South)
Possibly an Anglicized spelling and subsequently transferred use of the surname Daqué.
Darthula f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Either a variant of Dorthula or from the poem by Scottish poet James Macpherson of the same name.
Davidella f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Extremely rare feminization of David by way of combining it with the popular feminine name suffix -ella.
Decker m American (South)
Transferred use of the surname Decker.
Delories f American (South, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Dolores.
Delthea f English (Rare), American (South, Rare)
Possibly a variation of the name Delphia.
Deterville m French (Cajun), American (South)
Transferred use of the surname Deterville.
Dicey f American (South, Archaic)
Variant of Dicie. This name was borne by Laodicea "Dicey" Langston (1766-1837), a South Carolina woman who acted as a spy for the Patriots during the American Revolution... [more]
Dilcey f American (South, Archaic), Afro-American (Slavery-era)
Possibly a variant of Dulcie or Dilly. Margaret Mitchell used this name in her historical novel Gone with the Wind (1936), where it belongs to a slave on Scarlett O'Hara's plantation.
Dolphy m Filipino, American (South)
A Nickname of Rodolfo and Rudolph. Also an anglicised form of Dolfje.
Donia f American (South, Archaic)
Short form of names ending in -donia, such as Aldonia, Fredonia, and Caledonia.
Donlee m American (South)
Combination of Don and Lee.
Doralise f French (Cajun), American (South), Louisiana Creole, French (Acadian)
Variant of Doralice as well as an 18th- and 19th-century elaboration of Dora using the then-popular name suffix lise.
Dorthelia f American (South, Archaic)
Possibly a combination of Dorothy and Celia.
Eclair m American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname.
Emmer f American (South, Archaic)
Variant of Emma reflecting the Appalachian accent.
Emmylou f American (South)
Combination of Emmy and Lou.
Eunetta f American (South, Rare)
Variant of Euna mimicking diminutive forms ending in -etta.
Eunie f American (South)
Eunie was the birth name of actress Ouida Bergère (1886-1974)
Eura f American (South, Archaic)
Possibly a short form of names beginning with the element Eur-.
Evia f American (South, Archaic)
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a Latinization of Evie, and elaboration of Eva, a transferred use of the surname, an Anglicization of Aoife and an adoption of the Greek place name (also known as Euboea).
Feloniz f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Variant of Félonise, possibly influenced by Spanish feliz "happy".
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.
Floride f & m French (Rare), French (African), Italian (Rare), Walloon (Rare), American (South, Archaic)
French form of Floridus (for men) and Florida (for women), but the name is most often encountered on women.... [more]
Geriah f American (South, Archaic)
Variant of Jeriah. Although the Biblical character Jeriah is male, this name was also given to girls, starting around the mid-1700's.
Greenberry m American (South, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Greenberry. Given originally in honor of Colonel Nicholas Greenberry... [more]
Grizelda f American (South, Rare), Hungarian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Kashubian
Hungarian and Kashubian form and English and Afrikaans variant of Griselda. The English usage may have been influenced by Grizel.
Hark m American (South)
Possibly a religious themed named from the word Hark, meaning "listen," a popular word used in the Bible.
Hesterly f & m American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Hesterly.
Idona f American (South)
Possibly related to Iðunn or Idonea
Imojean f American (South)
Variant of Imogene used in the southern United States.
Iredell m English (American, Rare), American (South, Rare)
From the surname Iredell. This was the name of American philosopher Iredell Jenkins (1909-1988), who wrote about the philosophy of art in the 1950s.
Jeuel f American (South)
A precious stone, typically a single crystal or piece of a hard lustrous or translucent mineral cut into shape with flat facets or smoothed and polished for use as an ornament according to the Oxford Languages dictionary.
Jeuelle f American (South, Archaic)
Possibly intended as a feminine form of Jeuel.
Jincey f American (South, Rare)
Meaning uncertain. This name first appeared in the 1770s. Apparently it was a Southern American invention, or perhaps it was related to the Danish given name Jensine... [more]
Joanetta f American (South, Rare)
Diminutive or elaboration of Joan.
Judson m American (South)
Transferred used of the surname Judson.
Juriah f American (South, Archaic)
Variant of Jeriah. Although the Biblical character Jeriah is male, this name was also given to girls, starting around the mid-1700's.
Laithen m American (South, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Laithen.
Lancaster m American (South)
Transferred use of the surname Lancaster.
Leania f American (South, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Either a variant of Leonia, influenced by Leah, or an elaboration of Leana.
Leatha f American (South, Rare)
Allegedly a variant of Letha, possibly influenced by Lea and the surname Leath.
Lerlene f American (South, Rare)
Likely a variant of Lurline.
Levenia f American (South, Archaic), English (American, Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Luvenia and a feminine form of Leven.
Lodenia f American (South, Archaic)
Of unknown origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Lodemia.
Loucille f American (South, Rare)
Variant of Lucille incorporating diminutive Lou.
Louvertie f American (South, Rare)
Presumably a combination of Lou and Vertie.
Lovelace m American (South, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Lovelace.
Lugenia f American (South, Archaic)
Possibly a blend of Luvenia and Eugenia. This was borne by American civil rights reformer Lugenia Burns Hope (1871-1947).
Macon m & f American (South, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Macon.
Madea f American (South, Rare), Filipino (Rare), Popular Culture
In the case of the Tyler Perry character, the name was taken from a phrase (madea or madear) used in the American south meaning "mother dear". It may also be a variant spelling of Medea.
Marshalene f American (South, Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of Marshal.
Mayzelle f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Possibly a variant of Mizela (see also Mozelle), perhaps influenced by Maisie.
Melvalie f American (South)
Elaboration of Melva with the popular suffix -lie.
Mettie f American (South), English
A diminutive of Metta or a variant of Mattie. Possibly a diminutive of Matilda or Martha or Margaret.
Millinea f American (South, Rare)
Possibly an elaboration of Millie, used almost exclusively in Alabama.
Nara f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Possibly a variant of Nora. It might, however, also be a simplified spelling of Naarah.
Nezzie f American (South, Rare)
Possibly a diminutive of Inez.
Nicy f American (South, Archaic)
Diminutive of Eunice, occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
Odesser f American (South, Rare)
Variant of Odessa derived from colloquial pronunciation.
Opalia f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
From the name of an ancient Roman festival of the earth goddess Opis or Ops, which was held annually on 25 August. It may also be used as an elaboration of Opal or be considered a contracted form of Opalina.
Oreta f American (South, Rare)
Presumably a variant of Oretta or, less likely, of Orieta.
Orleana f American (South, Archaic)
Variant of Orlena (compare Arleana). Orleana Hawks Puckett was an American midwife in the mountains of Patrick and Carroll County, Virginia... [more]
Owner m American (South, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Owner.
Oxford m American (South, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Oxford.
Paralee f American (South, Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning.