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 took us awhile to pick today’s M-name, since there were a number of incomplete entries in the M’s that turned out to be easy to complete; so instead of finding a good mystery and writing up a post about it, we spent an hour or so finishing up entries (which is, after all, the main goal of writing up the mysteries, so we can’t complain too much!)
Today’s mystery comes from 13th C Germany, and is very strange:
Context makes it quite clear that it’s a masculine name, but it’s clearly a name the Latin scribe had difficulty with, because they didn’t even try to Latinize it, or add an appropriate nominative case ending.
We don’t recognise it at all, and have no guesses. If you have any clues to solve this mystery, please share them in the comments!