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Discoveries from the bottom of the SSA list

Here are some nice names given to only 5 girls in 2013.

Abyssinia
Afra
Alexina
Amadea
Amandine
Aquinnah
Argelia
Aricella
Arusha
Ash
Asherah
Atira
Aurore
Averil
Behati
Benicia
Briony
Caelia
Calandra
Calixta
Carmine
Cassiopeia
Catharina
Clarita
Clary
Claudine
Clementina
Coretta
Cristabella
Daciana
Dinara
Dinora
Dionysia
Doria
Drucilla
Ebba
Edina
Elidia
Elisabel
Elmira
Elodia
Elsabeth
Eugenia
Eulalie
Evania
Farzana
Fiamma
Florina
Frederica
Gavrielle
Gem
Ghita
Gianina
Gracielle
Graziana
Gwendoline
Hilaria
Hyacinth
Idania
Illythia
Ivona
Izora
Jessamy
Jovia
Ketura
Kinneret
Kismet
Lealani
Letitia
Liadan
Linna
Lisbet
Liva
Lunabelle
Macrina
Magenta
Marchelle
Mariane
Mariposa
Mirren
Nanette
Nazarene
Nicolena
Ninette
Odilia
Olimpia
Olinda
Olivine
Onora
Oriane
Ourania
Piera
Pierina
Quintessa
Rohana
Romelia
Rosalva
Soteria
Sunniva
Tallia
Talulla
Thessaly
Thisbe
Tulia
Verina
Viveka
Zoraida
Zuleikha

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Alifair Hatfield
The baby name Allifair, alternatively spelled Alifair, Alafair, or Alafare, has a very interesting history. This girl's name suddenly popped into existence in the U.S. around the mid 1800's, with no mention why or how.

Some history buffs may be familiar with the Hatfield-McCoy "New Year's Day" Massacre, in which a long-time hatred between families (including Union vs Confederacy differences) finally escalated into an all-out violent battle. Alifair was the name of Randolph McCoy's daughter, born in 1858, who suffered from Polio as a child but remained productive. During an attack on the McCoy home, Alifair was shot and killed. There was later a legal trial for her murder. Ironically, there was an Alifair Hatfield born in 1873 in Kentucky.

So how did she get her name? There are records of others in 1809, 1815, 1819, 1831, 1870, 1883, 1920 and 1923. 1767 or 1787 seems to be the earliest it was recorded. It could come from Alfher/Alvar/Aelfhere…