Mystery Monday: Saudrien

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 a 16th C Middle French masculine name which sounds surprisingly modern — it wouldn’t be out of place in a 21st C nursery! It’s also a hapax legomenon in our dataset, and we’ve not come across anything like it before. Have you? Do you have thoughts about variant forms or its origin? Please share in the comments!


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One response to “Mystery Monday: Saudrien

  1. Bonjour,
    Je pense qu’il y a peut-être eu mauvaise transcription du registre. Il se pourrait que le nom soit plutôt Sandrien, dérivé de Sandre, diminutif d’Alexandre.
    Pierre Yves Quémener

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