Other Forms FormsGjesken (variant), Gísla (Old Norse short form of Gíslaug)?
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 2/26/2010
Diminutive of Giske, a Norwegian variant of the Low German name Geseke, itself a diminutive of Gesa. This was common in Norway in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It was borne by Norwegian writer Gisken Wildenvey (1895-1985; born Jonette Pauline Andreassen).