Meaning & History
An old and obscure French given name of unknown meaning, which may possibly ultimately be of Occitan origin (compare ALIÉNOR) or even Basque origin. It seems that it was mostly used in the 19th century, not just in France but also in (the French-speaking part of) Belgium and the Canadian province Quebec. The name appears to never have been very common, but it continued to be in use in the 20th century and has also seen use in the 21st century so far. One should consider the name as being extremely rare in this day and age.