Almira

August 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Possibly a Spanish place name, meaning “from Almeira”. Possibly from Arabic, meaning “princess” or “exalted”. Possibly a variant of “Elmira”, either the feminine version of “Elmer” or a shortened version of “Edelmira”, both from the Anglo-Saxon “Adelmar”, meaning “noble” or “famous”.

VARIANTS and NICKNAMES:
Elmira, Edelmira, Mira.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Almira Miller, Ella Carver’s “business partner” and proprietor of a small shop selling homemade items, in “May Flowers”, from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.

WRITERS:
– Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps (1793-1884), American educator and author.

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