Gender Masculine
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. ZHEES-LEHN
, GEE-LEHN
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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

VariantGhyslain
Feminine FormsGhislaine, Ghyslaine, Gisèle
Other Languages & CulturesGislenus, Gislin(Ancient Germanic)

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Name Days

France: October 10

Entry updated February 28, 2019