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.
It’s always interesting when a particular mystery name has more than one citation (and they’re not just the same person showing up in a collection of related documents). It’s even more interesting when that mystery name appears in different sources. It’s even more interesting when that mystery name appears in different sources and different centuries — and in both Latin and the vernacular. It’s not often that we have that much disparate evidence for a name (albeit all in France and all within a 150 year period) and have no idea what the origin of the name is. Welcome to today’s Mystery Monday name!
Have you seen this name before? Got any guesses for its origin? (This doesn’t seem relevant). Any further examples? (Apparently there was a Bishop of Soissons by this name in 1205; and another Crusader in the First Crusade). Please share in the comments!