Sedona is the name of a city in Arizona, named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877-1950), the wife of the first postmaster. Apparently, Sedona’s mother came up with the name because it sounded pretty. According to a user at Behind the Name, it’s possible that she may have been inspired by Sidony or Sidonia, the feminine form of Sidonius, a Latin name meaning “of Sidon”, referring to someone from the ancient Phoenician city of Sidon (in what is now modern day Saïda, Lebanon). Sidon itself most likely comes from Phoenician Tzidhon meaning “fishing place” or “fishery” from tzud (to hunt, capture).
Origin: uncertain, perhaps Phoenician
- Sidona (English)