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Subject: Isaline and Ysaline
Author: jimich   (Authenticated as jimich)
Date: February 19, 2006 at 11:55:54 PM
Hello ...
I've found a message in the archive ... and as i cannot reply to it, i begin a new post here ...

The message was:

> Subject: Trying to find the origin of Isaline
> Author: Amanda Alexander (guest,
> Date: June 30, 2005 at 11:42:19 AM
> Good day,
> I honestly don't know what you can do, because I have very little information, but I'd like to at least try.
> I named my daughter Isaline in honour of my mother, but I have not had any luck trying to find anything that could tell me what her name means. Unfortunately, I have had no luck within the family trying to understand the history, other than it has passed down from a great-aunt to my mother, and now to my daugther.
> Our family originally comes from an island called Dominica and is part of the British Commonwealth. I think the name may have an English, Irish or Welsh origin, but that's all I've got.
> If somebody knows of anyone else who may have this name, or where I could start doing my research, I would really be grateful. I just feel it's important, not only for my daughter to know who has been named like her, but how it could reflect her personality.
> Please email me at if there is anyone out there who could help me.
> Thanks,
> Amanda

And, there was one answer here:

> Subject: Re: Trying to find the origin of Isaline
> Author: Miss Claire (Authenticated as Miss Claire,
> Date: June 30, 2005 at 1:52:10 PM
> Reply to: Trying to find the origin of Isaline by Amanda Alexander
> Isaline seems to be trendy in my country (France). I don't know what it means or what's the origin, but it could be Isa + trendy ending line, or Isa + Line (French form of Lina, pet form of Aline, and so on).
> ~~ Claire ~~

To reply, here is the information i have ...

So, i've named my daughter Ysaline (with a Y) and i've done some search.
It seems that is a french name, gived to the french nobility in the last centuries
I've open a wikipedia page here:
Sorry, it is in French, but i can try to translate it for you:

Other form of the name: Isaline, Isalyne, Ysalis, Isoline, Ysoline, Yzaline, Izolina, Iseline, Yseult, Iseult, Isolde

First explanation: Isaline and Ysaline are coming from Isabelle ... a very common french name which come from Elisabeth ... In hebrew, the meaning of elisabeth is "God is my house" (elicheva ou El-Yah-Beth)

Second explanation (more for Ysaline than for Isaline i think) --> Ysaline --> Ysoline --> come from Ysoie which is the old french name of "Eusébie" (via the step "Eusoye"). There was 3 different Saints which was named Eusébie --> 3 Sainte Eusébie in France ( ) ... There is even a little village in france named "Sainte-Eusoye"
Eusébie come from Eusèbe (the french name ... same root than the more common spanish name Eusebio) ... it comes from the greek and means "pious"

It is all the information i have :-)
If you have more information, free to you to give me your infos ... or to create the wikipedia page in english :-)
We have named our daughter Ysaline because a grand aunt was named Isoline --> we have done some search, and found than Isaline and Ysaline was beter ...

Hope this helps

Jean-Michel Reghem (Belgium)

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