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Gender Masculine
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. /ʒis.lɛ̃/, /ɡi.lɛ̃/

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.