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Ghislaine

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Origin: Germanic

Meaning: the French feminine form of Ghislain, itself the French form of Gislenus ultimately derived from Germanic element gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge", perhaps originating as a nickname for a royal child pledged to a foreign court.


Variants:
  • Ghyslaine (French)
  • Giselle (French)
  • Gisele (French)
  • Gisela (German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Gisella (Italian)
  • Gizella (Hungarian)
  • Gisila (Ancient Germanic) 


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



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