I have an Isolde. We pronounce it ee-sold. We mostly call her Solie.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2021
So much better than Isolda! So pretty, and ages so well! I imagine a cute, beautiful, smart, shy, happy, kind, gentle, smart, creative, quick thinking, artistic, fun, etc little girl reading a book under a tree. I love it!
Stars123  3/1/2021
Very majestic, makes me think of a queen. I pronounce this eez-ole-da.
adabird  2/14/2021
Is old. E.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2021
NOOOOO why did you sell E? E is having a tough time already with the name “Kilie”
I sold e.
Amy.B  2/7/2021
I prefer Isolda. It sounds much prettier to me.
ciara23  2/4/2021
I've also heard it pronounced iz-OLe-da.
I.S.S.  1/10/2021
Also, it looks like it would be pronounced I sold... something.
noisynora  12/19/2020
It's okay, hard to pronounce...
noisynora  12/8/2020
It sounds like IS OLD. However the Norse myth related to it is very beautiful. I think it is okay.
Beautiful Deerdrah  9/27/2020
Looks and sounds like I SOLD.
MSW  3/10/2020
This is such an elegant name, although I prefer the Italian variant of “Isotta.”.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2019
I’ve seen the meaning given as “ice ruler”.
Blackflower  1/16/2019
Doesn't sound very pretty to me.
kayisforkeen  8/29/2018
The name is from germanic origin and means 'fighting the ice battle' it is often pronounced as i-ZOL-de or i-SOL-de.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2017
I love this name, but I am still quite confused on the proper pronunciation. I like to pronounce it e-salt-ah.
akg1ltmr  12/5/2016
I am from Denmark where the pronunciation of Isolde is as the original Celtic name. I can't really use the phonetic transcription format since only Native Danish speakers would know it, but the e at the end is used. In Danish it's so beautiful and does not sound like "is old" in the slightest.
In January 2017 I am giving birth to my daughter who will be named Isolde. After hearing the name (we knew of it already but of no one with the name) in the new series "The Last Kingdom" we just loved it.
In Denmark everyone knows it and so far everyone loves it, so we will have a daughter with an amazingly beautiful name that tells a story and she will most likely never meet anyone (or only a few) with the same name.
MotherToBe  9/18/2016
It looks like ee-ZOL-da, but I could see something like ih-ZOL-dee as well.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2016
I also have a Skyrim character named Isolde, haha! It's so fitting for a beautiful Nordic shield maiden. I love the name Isolde.
samoan.solstice  4/13/2016
We named our cat Isolde (we named our other cat Tristan), and I think it's a great name in that it's something different than the uber-common Isabel/Isabella/Isabelle, etc. Izzy is cute, but it's fun to have your name be short for something different than what people expect. I've seen that many people here pronounce it 'ee-zole-duh', but we pronounce it 'iz-old-uh'. Whatever floats your boat!
IWantTubalieve  2/14/2016
I really like this name and what it means, but I would hate to ruin it with a girlie nickname like Izzy.
Maeve N. E.  10/25/2015
I absolutely love this name and how it sounds--ee-zol-duh! She could be nicknamed Izzy.
BuckeyedPeach86  1/19/2015
The name Isolde is undeniably beautiful, special, brilliant and sophisticated! :D.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2014
I really like this name, its one of my favorites. I think its very pretty, I don't understand why some don't like it.
I love how it has both 'ice' and 'battle' in it, which is why I chose it for my Skyrim character's name.
pepper256pasta  12/21/2013
I love the Tristan and Isolde story (and the names). Isolde is a beautiful, underappreciated classic that is still wearable today. Of course, if I ever do have a son named Tristan I won't be able to use this, but it's lovely anyway. Since the name is so rare, I think it would go best with a more familiar name such as Emily or Fiona.

A person I know from school is friends with an Isolde, born in Ireland, and she's the only real-life bearer I know.
the_awesome_elf  1/6/2012
When I first heard this name, I wasn't convinced. I thought it sounded cold and very old. However, I couldn't get the literary connotations out of my head. Now, when I hear it, I can't help thinking of a beautiful medieval princess, with fair hair and pale skin, who is very graceful.
rachypiesheepbaa  7/16/2011
This name is so rare and unusual, it sounds quite petite and delicate; I can definitely see it on a little blonde girl. :-)
walesgal92  5/29/2011
I love this name. It looks and sounds so ethereal.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2011
I don't like this name. It looks and sounds like is-old.
Book_Reader22  2/14/2011
This is a lovely name. It has such a delicate, fairy tale quality to it.
sunshinechild67  5/30/2010
Isolde was a main character in Marilyn French's bestselling novel 'The Women's Room.' She was nicknamed Iso.
vomiting  2/17/2010
If a person named Isolde was 80, a young person would be like "Isolde IS OLD".
― Anonymous User  6/17/2009
Bleh, pretentious.
Kerules  5/25/2009
A possible Albanian variation on Isolde may be Isilda, the name of a friend of mine.
katemoose  7/12/2008
I actually think this name is quite ugly, and it sounds quite pompous on a person anyway. Tristan is a simple, beautiful name that doesn't sound over-the-top, but this just screams ''pretentious''.
slight night shiver  6/6/2008
Some other forms of Isolde not yet mentioned on this website are: Essyltt, Isalde, Isalt, Isall, Isaotta, Iseo, Iseus, Ísodd, Ísól, Isolt, Ísönd, Ísot, Isotta, Isoude, Ixolta, Izonda, Izota, Ysodd, Ysonde.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2008
I personally adore Isolde. I think she is such a rare yet entirely gorgeous name. I pronounced the name as ih-ZOLD.
Zena  4/14/2008
Pronunciation: i-ZOL-de, i-SOL-de, i-ZOLD, i-SOLD (English), ee-ZAWL-du (German)
― Anonymous User  4/10/2008
Pardon me if I'm mistaken, but wouldn't this name be pronounced ee-SOL-da according to most Gaelic pronunciation rules?
― Anonymous User  3/10/2008
Isolde, a Dublin princess, was pledged to King Mark of Cornwall and did fall in love with Tristan who was sent to collect her. However although Tristan was slain and too wounded for Isolde's famous herbal remedies to cure him she lived on and reigned as a fair and wise Queen with King Mark. Isolda's tower marked the boundary between Dublin (the Pale) and the wild Irish. It was rediscovered along the quays in Dublin in July 1993.
osullin  2/19/2008
The daughter of Richard and Cosima Wagner was called Isolde. She was born before their marriage.
cosmicpotato  2/9/2008
It's from the pan-Celtic root word seullt (to gaze upon) or Welsh syllt (fair to look upon) + y (the), the beautiful one, in a physical sense.
Ysyllt, Iseult, Isolde.
AnnoLuce  1/6/2008
I love this name. It's so beautiful, unique, and steeped in history and folklore.
Tears Of Blood  12/13/2007
I just don't find this name pretty at all and can't understand where the fascination for this name comes from. Glad it isn't my name and I wouldn't use for my kid either, no offense.
― Anonymous User  8/1/2007
I love this name. It's so beautiful. And I think Isi is a cute nickname.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2007
No offense but I just can't stand this name, it sounds cold and harsh. Also, it sounds like you are saying, is old. I wouldn't want that for a name, especially on a young kid.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2007
I absolutely LOVE this name! I think it is gorgeous and different in a wonderful way!
elysa  3/14/2007
I have also heard this pronounced EES-OLD.
fioredidio  9/10/2006
I always have troubles pronouncing this one.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006
"Tristan und Isolde" or, in English, "Tristan and Isolde" is a 19th-century German opera by Richard Wagner. It was the inspiration for the 2005 movie.
SeaHorse15  4/2/2006
This is such a beautiful name!
beautyofwords9  3/23/2006
Isolde is full of magic, whimsy, romance and mystery. It's an exquisite name with wonderful literary associations.
tmarie  3/12/2006
This name has grown on me and now I love it so much. It sounds both classy and exotic. She will be Isolde Francesca.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2006
A movie called Tristan and Isolde was made about their secret love.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005

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