Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish to browse other Mystery Monday names, there is an index.
Today’s name is an Italian name from the late 13th/early 14th C. It has a V! It has a Y! Neither of these letters are especially common in Romance languages, and the combination of the two results in an unusual name. Have you seen any examples of it? Do you have thoughts on its origins?