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GenderMasculine
UsageFrench
PronouncedPron.ZHEES-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.
VariantGhyslain
Feminine FormsGhislaine, Ghyslaine, Gisèle
Other Languages & CulturesGislenus, Gislin Ancient Germanic
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute