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I adore this name. It looks like it's very unchanged from Provencal times, and it's the name of a main character from a novel of mine.
nouvellehelene  7/7/2006
"Ghislaine" looks like a transient ghost of time. Beautiful in an eerie kind of way.
wordybookworm  4/13/2008
Princess Mathilde of Belgium holds this name, as she was born: Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz.
randomlyKeira  9/23/2008
This name sounds like it would belong to a model, or someone else VERY beautiful. I like it!
erb816  12/14/2008
My mom's name is Ghislaine, a few years ago no one had ever heard such a name here in Brazil, but lately it's a fever to put Ghislaine's as maids in soap operas. Uh.
masakiii  2/14/2009
Pronounced ZHIS-len.
cole64989  9/21/2009
Ghislaine is pronounced "gee-LEN".
Hannah Ruth  3/22/2010
Seconding Hannah Ruth. This is a family name on the French side of my family and they all pronounce it gee-LEN.
Pie  6/16/2010
Pronounced zheez-LAIN.
Christina Rose  4/6/2011
It's definitely pronounced Ghee-Lehn in France. Gh is a hard G sound, and the S is silent. [noted -ed]
Nom de Plume  9/20/2011
My child self saw this name in a book as the name of a dragon and decided it was obviously pronounced Ghiss-layn-ney, which is totally and utterly wrong, but I really like the sound of it.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2016
In most of France, we pronounce it zhees-LEN, with a soft S, like "toss". I've never heard it pronounced zheez-LEN, with a hard S. In Belgium it's pronounced ghee-LEN.
Theodore-Lenin  2/6/2016
I like it. It sounds very upper-class and sophisticated.
Buneary  8/2/2016
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite and the youngest child of publisher Robert Maxwell. Maxwell moved to the United States after her father's death and has become an advocate for the ocean as the founder of The TerraMar Project.
cutenose  6/1/2017

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