Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ee-ZAWL-də(German)
i-SOL-də(English)
i-ZOL-də(English)
i-SOLD(English)
i-ZOLD(English)
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Meaning & History

German form of Iseult, appearing in the 13th-century German poem Tristan by Gottfried von Strassburg. In 1865 the German composer Richard Wagner debuted his popular opera Tristan und Isolde and also used the name for his first daughter.

Related Names

VariantsIseult, Iseut, Isolda, Yseut, Ysolt(Arthurian Romance)
Other Languages & CulturesEseld(Cornish) Yseult(French) Izolda(Georgian) Izolda(Hungarian) Isotta(Italian) Izolda(Polish) Izolda(Russian) Esyllt(Welsh)

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Tristan and Isolde in a painting by Edmund Leighton (1902)Tristan and Isolde in a painting by Edmund Leighton (1902)
Tristan and Isolde by John William Waterhouse (1916)Tristan and Isolde by John William Waterhouse (1916)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022