"lover," from name of shepherd lover in Sidney's "Arcadia" (begun 1580).
Examples from the Web for strephon
He would not play the sighing Strephon, realizing that this particular Amaryllis was not to be won so.The Bondwoman|Marah Ellis Ryan
Strephon would be gone to-morrow, and Fairmile Park would be desolate without him.Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3|Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Before Phyllis can reply, Strephon opportunely enters the "House" and claims "his darling's hand."The Secrets of a Savoyard|Henry A. Lytton
Mrs. Tarbox felt a sneaking maternal pity for this suddenly stricken Strephon.From Sand Hill to Pine|Bret Harte
In that day Chloe still lived; nor were the amorous transports of Strephon quenched.Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith