Maiona

Attested:  RC Maiona

Where:  An island off west Scotland, mentioned near the end of RC’s list in the sequence Grandena Maiona Longis, which makes Maiona highly likely to be Mull.

Name origin:  As R&C pointed out, Maiona is very similar to Latin maiora ‘larger’ (feminine to agree with insula ‘island’), appropriate to Mull as the second largest of the Inner Hebrides.

Notes:  It is likely that Malea was also an ancient name for the isle of Mull, but Maulion was not.

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Last Edited: 7 June 2016