Attested: RC Susura
Where: An island in the Firth of Clyde, probably one of Great Cumbrae, Little Cumbrae, or Inchmarnock.
Name origin: If Susura came from Latin susurro ‘to hum, to whisper’ it might mean ‘whispering island’, in connection with an oracle, as R&C suggested. However, a more nautical meaning might come from Greek συσσυρω, used in the Bible (2 Maccabees 5,16) to mean ‘to carry off’, from συρω ‘to drag’.
Last Edited: 19 July 2016