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 unusual one from Portugal. Portuguese names are often more tricky than you might think; on the one hand, their geographic isolation contributed to the fossilization of archaic forms as well as the longer continuation of Gothic influence than in other places, but on the other hand the Germanic names moving westward still had a strong influence. Do you recognize this name? Know of any other examples of it? Let us know in the comments!