And with such a beautiful sound and meaning, ‘cassia tree’, Kezia rightfully deserves emancipation. This moniker is associated with the burlesque performer and thoroughly intellectual Gypsy Rose Lee and the musical that was made on her life.
Besides, this moniker was also used by Shooter Jennings and Drea de Matteo as the middle name for their daughter Alabama.
Roma Gypsies are believed to have their roots in northern regions of the Indian subcontinent and reside in Europe and America.
The Irish travelers, however, as the name suggests, are of Irish origin.
You can pronounce this name as sel-ee-na or sel-eye-na.[ Read: Czech Baby Names ]Queenie started as a nickname for girls named Regina, but it’s used by the gypsies as a stand-alone name.
Besides, this name has its association with Ethelinda Vanderbilt Allen, daughter of US industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt.
This Old Testament name is used widely by the Romany gypsies.
In fact, in the Gold Rush in Nevada and California, this moniker was so common that it became the generic term for a Native American woman. It’s associated with three opera characters; it’s the name of two characters played by the legend Elizabeth Taylor and it’s also bornentury Britis by the renowned British artist and writer, Leonora Carrington.
Mahalia Jackson, the great gospel singer’s birth name was actually Mahala. This moniker may be buried deep in the attic right in the western world, but is hugely popular with the gypsies.