In 1801, Oliver Cromwell Wyman and his wife, Nabby Hinds Wyman had a baby daughter. In celebration of the new nation, they named their little girl "Alma-America," which could be translated as "Nourished by America" or "Spirit of America." Alma-America Wyman died on October 2, 1802.
Is that what Alma means? I had a great-aunt named Alma, born to a Scot/Irish family in east TN.
In Spanish/Portuguese, Alma means "soul" or "spirit." In Latin, it means "nourishing." In Hebrew, it means "young woman."
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