The origin of the name “Volusia” for the county and community in Florida has been a mystery. Although at least three explanations have been offered, many professional historians writing of Florida or of Volusia County claim that the origin of the name is unknown.
Gaby, Donald C.
"Volusia: The Origin of a Name,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 76:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol76/iss1/7