Gender Masculine
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. ZHEES-LEHN, GEE-LEHN  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

French form of Gislenus, a Latinized form of the Germanic name Gislin, derived from the element gisal meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This was the name of a 7th-century saint and hermit who built a chapel near Mons, Belgium.

Related Names

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


Name Days

France: October 10
Entry updated December 7, 2022