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Giselle



Origin: Germanic

Meaning: from a Germanic word gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge", possibly originating as a nickname for a royal child pledged to a foreign court.


Variants:
  • Gisella (Italian)
  • Gisela (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Gisèle (Grench)
  • Gizella 
  • Ghislaine (French)
  • Ghyslaine (French)
  • Gisila (Ancient Germanic)


Male forms:
  • Ghislain (French)
  • Ghyslain (French)
  • Gislin (Ancient Germanic)
  • Gislenus (Ancient Germanic)

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