From Book of Mormon Onomasticon
|Nephite PN||1.||Soldier, late 4th c. AD (Moroni 9:7)|
AMORON is most likely a late variant of the earlier AMARON or AMMORON. See the same for a discussion of the etymology.
It is possible that the name is A-Moron, "he of MORON." An attested Maya name pattern is aj + geographic location, "he of" geographic location.
It is unlikely that the a vowel is a prosthetic aleph (RFS) because there is no consonant cluster to force a helping vowel.
- ↑ Pierre Robert Colas, Sinn und Bedeutung klassischer Maya-Personennamen (Markt Schwaben: Anton Saurwein, 2004), xxiii-xxiv, 200-201.
CF. Book of Mormon AMARON, AMMARON, AMMORON, MORON, MORONI, MORONIHAH, et al.
See also Amoron Variant