GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: French
PRONOUNCED: zheez-LEN, gee-LEN   [key]
Meaning & History
French form of Gislenus, a Latinized form of the Germanic name Gislin, derived from the element gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This was the name of a 7th-century Belgian saint.
Related Names
VARIANT: Ghyslain
FEMININE FORMS: Ghislaine, Ghyslaine
OTHER LANGUAGES: Gislenus, Gislin (Ancient Germanic)