Origin of the name DONDINELLO.
the name DONDINELLO.
Meaning of the baby name DONDINELLO.
In the 14th century Italian poem Carduino, this is the name of a
conquered knight. It is an Italian form of French Dodinel
(q.v.), which see.
... The three brothers, Calvano,
Agueriesse, and Mordarette, are none other than Gauvain,
Guerrehes,1 and Mordret. Dondinello
is the French Dodinel. True, Dodinel is not the young
knight's father: he is nevertheless mentioned in the same
connection, as having been conquered by one of Perceval's
brothers. When the Italian poet decided to call his hero Carduino
instead of Perceval it is not remarkable that the discarded the
name of the father also (if indeed, Pelinor was the form in the immediate
source he had before him)... (Studies and Notes in
Philology and Literature, Fletcher, v.4, 1895).