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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Peculiar Names I've Collected

If you follow my blog, you know that I'm deeply into genealogy. I come across unusual, peculiar, bizarre names and I started a little collection. These are all first names or first-and-middle names, NOT last names. It's possible that I saw a misspelling of the names, but I have no way of knowing that unless I'm researching that person. Most of these names I come across doing my genealogy research through American records (not foreign names unless they are being used in America). I have yet to cross the ocean in my researches. These names are amazing and I have them grouped by male unusual names and female unusual names.

Male Names

Abel Everel
Abie Dubert
Agee
Alanson
Allefaire
Alma Zemira
Alopholus
Aloysius
Alti Minton
Ambrister
Ammons Hollingsworth
Amzi
Amzy
Aradara
Arbutus
Arenus
Armester
Armistan
Armister Heath
Arphad
Asaberry
Asaph
Asberry
Asbury
Ashcraft
Ashery
Atticus Granville
Aubrey
Auburn
Aulyses
Aven
Averitte
Avon
Aydlette
Azry
Balthazar
Barnabotte
Bathus
Beriah
Berius
Berriman
Besar
Bevlin
Birdell
Bolin
Bowater
Boxter
Breckinridge Stovall
Breece
Brockden
Brockholst Livingston
Bronny
Broughton
Brownlow Onis
Bruice
Buell
Burgin
Burgwyn
Burlin
Burnan
Busta
Cadwallader Colden
Calleflower
Carlos Felda
Carmi
Carmon Selathian
Caulie
Charner
Chesley
Chevis
Chrisanberry/Christenberry
Cicero
Clegg
Clennie
Cleophus
Clois/Cloyce
Clonnie Elgin
Clynch
Clyo
Clyton
Constant
Coriolanus
Coyett
Craighead
Croker Candor
Croson
Crowson/Croson
Cryel
Curge
Curgus
Cuthbert
Cutliff
Cyldren
Damcold
Darling
Daven
Deck
Dellard
Deotis
Deusenberry
Devaud
Devotion
Diecary
Doctor Gradon
Dolphus Shadric
Dorris
Doss Dee "Dossie"
Doyne
Drifty
Drude
Dunston
Durwood
Earsy Orville
Eben
Eiman
Elbrage
Elcana
Eldon
Eldredge Bryson
Electer
Eleven
Eliphelet
Elippalett
Eliphus/Eliphas
Elivan
Elkanah/Elcanah/Elcana/Elkana/Elcany
Elmer Alberta
Elzaja
Elzaphan
Elzie
Ephrioditus
Epter
Ersey Orville
Esculapius
Esmore Durant Ashmore
Espie Aldon
Estill
Eulas/Eulis
Evastus
Exie
Falkan
Festus
Fidelia
Finis
Flake
Flave
Flay
Fleenor
Floy
Folane
Fontain
Free
Freebie
Frontes
Gadberry
Garnold
Garriot
Garson
Gassaway/Gazaway
Gaved
Gemirah
Gibboney
Gillom
Girley
Gland
Goolspring
Gotch
Grandison
Granville
Green DeBerry
Greenberry/Greenbury
Greenlee
Greenup
Grogan
Gurdine
Gust
Hanch or Hanche
Hannibal Hill
Hant
Harcanus
Harce
Harkel
Harleston
Havones
Hegwood
Helpher
Hermes
Hieronymous
Hilbred
Himerick
Hinshaw
Hinton Helpher
Hobgood
Homa
Hord
Hovey Bristow
Hudie
Hummie
Hurley
Hurstel
Ibson
Ignitions
Ireland
Irenus
Irenus Portepart
Isham
Ivor
Japaul
Jaran
Jarvis Selathian
Jehiel
Jerusha
Jock Delves
Joeberry
John Fant
Josslyn
Judethan
Juel
Juke
Kasmer
Kindred
Kinion
Knighton
Lacy
Lake Carnegie
Lawful Wright
Leander
Leaner
LeCont
Lecoy
Lemming
Lemon
Leonidas
Lessie
Lightner
Lihue
Lince
Lippitt
Locke
Loda
Lovere
Lowe/Low
Loyon
Lycurgus
Lyntine
Lyther Foy
Malice or Milas
Manatheniel
Mancil
Mangle Minthorne
Manly Dolphus
Manzona
Masirah
Mastin
Mawgan
McCagga
Melchoir
Melmoth
Melmouth
Meribah
Merida
Micager
Michaelberry
Milas
Milledge
Milligan
Mina
Mitt
Mixon
Monco
Mondon Brisco
Montravile/Montreville
Montseniur
Moosebruggers
Morlton
Mostyn
Mott
Needham
Neely Pameanus
Nelius
Netherton
Oberian
Offie
Offut
Oklah
Oliphant
Omer
Oneomous
Oney
Orlistus
Otheniel
Otho
Othur
Pallas
Pardee Chapel
Parley
Parthemus
Partridge
Paschal
Percival Clovis Adelbare
Perno
Perno D. Head
Petticord
Pettigrew
Pharmon
Phenelon
Phibben
Philander
Philpott
Picket
Pinckney Decalve
Pines
Pingree
Pizort
Pleadus
Pleas
Posey
Power Weathers
Poweton
Pranklin
Prather
Preserved Fish
Preserved Orphansent Fish
Prettyman
Purthenia Purple
Purvey
Puryear
Ranselear
Ransom
Rasberry
Rasmus
Rastus
Realis
Relief Crappo
Relius Dixon
Rial
Rosen Burnside
Rounae
Rouvin
Royal
Ryker
Sacheverell
Salathial
Sansberry
Sarsenet
Sefton
Selders
Selton
Shafter Arel
Sheard Sherdie Loag
Sherod
Shofford/Shufford/Showford
Shuler Lebert
Siphrous
Skipwith
Snepmard
Solden
Spyers or Spirus
States Rights
Straughlin
Swan/Swann
Swim
Talton
Tapley Gee
Tarpley
Tazwell
Thayer Soule
Thepheus
Theron
Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve "Gildy" (old radio show)
Thurl
Tolson
Torquhil
Toseland
Toy Delno
Trace
Traywick
Tresvan
Treven
Treveril
Tulius Otto
Tyre
Ubert/Urbert
Ulys
Vance Goodson
Vandyne/Vandine
Varner Vestal
Venie Joe
Venoyd
Veritas
Vites
Vogel
Void
Voille Vernell
Von
Waite Angell
Waitstill
Waitsill
Waitus
Whilden
Wiggs
Williamson
Winkfield
Winsberry
Wint
Workman Hardlabor
Worley
Wrestling
Yoder
Youell
Zadick
Zadock
Zaydyn
Zealotus
Zealous
Zebrel
Zenas
Zimri
Zin
Zollicoffer
Zurbey

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Female Names

Achsa/Achsah
Acmira
Adalyn
Adora
Airy
Alalee
Allifair
Alabama
Almeta
Almeta
Alpha
Alsingbeth
Althea Vertillie
Alvertia
Amassa
Amazing Grace
Amberzine
America
Americus
Ammerier
Amorette
Amorit
Annever
Appalonia
Aquilar
Arabella
Araminta Cornelia
Arbie
Arburty
Arcelia
Ardenia
Argentine
Arpantha
Artemisia
Ellafair
Artimisse
Artinsey
Asenath
Assie
Athaliah
Athlea
Aureline
Avenell
Avera
Awilda
Azubah
Azzie Lepsy
Bank Minervia
Barzella
Bashi
Beada
Benona Anceline
Berdell/Byrdelle
Bertia
Bethia/Bethiah
Bineta
Bliss
Bomhardina
Booke Trout
Brynlee
Burtis
Calpernia
Cansadia
Catterout
Ceovia
Charlsie
Charolette
Chassie
Civilla
Clarcia
Clemia Euphemia
Clemmie
Clevie
Clora
Cloris
Cloteel
Clovie
Colista
Conette
Crescentia
Cunigunda
Decia
Delcuria
Deliska
Delodious
Dessie
Diadema
Dimariah
Dimple
Dixie Mahatma Fair
Domasina
Dorvigella
Dosha
Dossie
Dozena
Edelyn
Edith
Evalena
Elender/Ellender
Elgeva
Elizime
Ellissiffe Americanus
Elsabe
Elvena/Elvine/Elvine
Elzada
Elzina
Era Necoma
Ercel Mae
Eshy
Estalena
Etelka
Etha Bell
Ethelwynne
Ethens
Etrulia
Eufazene
Eunicie
Eupherzine
Eusenia
Eyelebeth
Fairlee/ Fairleigh
Felicina
Fleeter Ola
Floride
Frace
Gaffelia
Gay
Gaynelle
Gertha
Glodean/Glowdeen
Goldena
Gova
Graceola
Gry
Gulielma
Gwladys
Hachaliah
Hadessa
Hamo Leaky
Hartintha
Haseltine
Helopika
Hepsabeth
Hulliett
Hypolite
Idella
Idina
Inkabo
Iola
Ione
Ipolene
Iretus
Isaphene
Isla
Istelena
Izora
Lowetia
Jalane
Jaylene
Jerene
Jestine Avalena
Kansas
Katron
Keturah
Kiziah  "Kizzie"
Laborious
Ladora
Laney Calpernia
Laodicea "Dicey"
Launia
Leava Little
Lebishea
Legare
Legunia
Leila Ransom
Lemma
Lenia
Leoma
Leonabelle
Leota
Lessie
Letherenda
Leuranah
Levicy
Lidabell
Lignum Vitae
Lockee Lou
Lodema
Loma Dessie
Loma Jenica
Londyn
Lotha Mehelia
Loudema
Loy
Luexa
Lujeet
Luldes
Lura
Lurinda
Luzena
Maclama
Madama
Madie
Mahalia
Malisega
Mardecil
Marilla "Rilla"
Mary Belzora
Mary Willie Laura Benilla Belle
Mehetible
Melcena
Melona/ Melonia
Merle
Metra
Milberry/Milbry
Minetta
Minta Lezetta
Mintor
Mittie Zelpher
Mohri Winona
Moon
Mozella
Munira
Mylantha
Nacy
Napossie
Narie
Neta
Netty Brasilla
Nevaeh (Heaven backwards)
Noaty
Noirfalise
Nomina
Northa
Obelia
Octa Ora
Octava/Octova
Odeline
Omi (sometimes it's short for Naomi, but not always)
Ondina
Ora/Orrie
Orda
Oressa
Orga
Ornali
Other
Ouida
Ozelle
Palina
Palisa
Pansey Blossom
Pardina
Parthina/Parthinia
Perlixna
Permelia
Phetoma
Phillypenia
Poplin
Punella
Purchase
Quadaisha
Racie
Ramouth
Rebelgia Hestella
Rejoice
Return
Retzy
Rhetta
Rintha Aletha
Roaney
Roburla "Burlie"
Roosevelt
Rovenia
Roxcillan
Rozella
Ruhama
Rulaney
Saba/Sabey
Sabra
Sabret
Safonsbay
Salathiel
Salomea
Samira Medlin
Saphria Louvenia
Saptrony
Sarepta Egusta
Savilla
Scholastica
Seawillow
Sedera
Sequa
Serepta Egusta
Severine
Shakema Uraih
Sharla
Sibbie
Sina
Sonora
Sophronia
Stelma
Submith
Surrilda
Tansas
Tecoa
Telitha Cumiah (Talitha is a feminine name meaning "little girl" in Aramaic, given in reference to the Biblical story in the Gospel of Mark in which Jesus Christ was said to have resurrected a dead child with the words "Talitha cumi" )
Telola
Temperance
Flowerdew
Thankful
ThankTheLord
Thazella
Theopa
Theophylline
Theresia
Thessaly
Thursey
Tintia Louvenia
Tobiatha
Tommie
Topia Lula
Trelia
Tursia
Tilmena
Uldine
Una
Ur
Urza
Valda
Valina
Vanita/Vanneta
Vara
Vatiina
Veranda
Vernelle
Vernetta
Versie
Vertia
Vestena
Vestina
Viogy
Volnora
Vunavesta
Wanema
Wealthy Sunshine
Whelempe
Ximena
Yallie
Zoda
Zelemal
Zella
Zelpha
Zelphia
Zene
Zeola
Zora Velula


Another thing I've come across are the MANY ways the name "Elizabeth" can be remade. The nicknames and variations of Elizabeth seem to go on and on! It is one of the top female names throughout the world and for a very long time. Mary, Margaret and Martha have always been very popular names as well.

The variants of Elizabeth:
Ailsa, Alsingbeth, Alzbet, Alzabeta, Alyssa, Alizabeth, Babette, Belita, Beta, Betta, Bettina, Beth, Betsy, Betty, Bett, Bet, Bella, Bethan, Bess, Bessie, Bizzy, Buffy, Elisabeth, Elisabetta, Ellspet, Ellspeth, Eliza, Elissa, Elyssa, Ellyza, Ellie, Ellen, Elsie, Elsa, Elspeth, Elza, Etti, Etty, El, Elle, Iza, Ilse, Ilsa, Issa, Isa, Izzy, Isabelle, Isabella, Isabela, Isabel, Isabelita, Lib, Libby, Lisa, Lilibet, Lilabeth, Lisa, Lissa, Liz, Lizzie, Lizzy, Lily, Lilly, Liza, Lizbeth, Lizbet, Liset, Lisette, Lyzette, Lizanne, Lisanne, Sabella, Tess, Tibby, Tizzy, Ysabel

For boys the top names have always been William, John, James. William has a lot of variants and nicknames:
Will, Willie, Willy, Wills, Willis, Bill, Billy, Billie, Liam, Willem, Illiam, Gil, Guy, Wim, Wimble, Wilby, Willaby, Wiliby,

Now I will end with a list of names that I like. If I'd had a couple of dozen children, they would have been well named! LOL!

Male Names I Love:

Robert Edward Lee "R.E.L." Harris
Jefferson "Jeff" Finis Davis Harris
William Ambrose
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
Julian Rhett
Worthington Calhoun
August Southerland
Micah Malachi
Hezekiah "Kie" Southerland
Garrison Clark
Hamilton Knighton
Gregory Mark
William Granville
Jamison Gazaway
Laird Stanson
Eldredge Bryson
Aubrey John
Giles Vander
Gamewell Calhoun "Cal"
Armister Heath
Conrad Cutlass
Avery (girl or boy)
Jackson
Grayson/Greyson
Treven
Wythe
Scout
Auburn
Moncrief
Trace
Locke
Vivian Elaine



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