I assume it was named for the airplane which in turn were named for the French pirate ships, both of which were known for their swiftness.
Unfortunately the seller has saddled it with an $89 opening bid which is just too high for this kind of bike. In reality, strip away a few bits of trim and chrome and you’ve got a very ordinary little bike. I’m not saying this bike isn’t worth the $89 dollars, but you’ve got to let the bidders decide that. This is what reserves are for.