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.
Some of the names we consider in this series may ultimately end up having no suitable explanation. Some of them may be scribal errors, or editorial errors. Some may simply be so far corrupted from their origin as to be untraceable. It’s hard to know when to give up on a name and list it as “Of uncertain origin”. However, we sort of suspect that might end up being the case with today’s mystery name, found in 12th C Italy:
Not only have we not found any other example of the name, we aren’t familiar with any similar name. Do you have any thoughts about its origins? Let us know!