What does Ghislaine mean?
Ghislaine [ghis-laine] as a girls' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Ghislaine is "pledge, hostage". Feminine of Ghislain (Latin Gislenus), the name of a saint, from Germanic gisil or gisel. May also be a revival of an Old French variation of Giselle.
(female) Ghislaile, Ghislaite, ..
(male) Ghislaige, Ghislaime, ..
How popular is Ghislaine?
Ghislaine is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4154 out of 4276, Top 97%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Giselle (#221 in recent rankings) is the only popular alternative form of Ghislaine (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Ghislaine reached its peak in the year 2009 (#134) and is somewhat lower today (#221, 40% less usage). Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Ghislaine and related names. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Suggested similar names are Blaine, Charlaine, Charlayne, Charline, Charmaine▼, Chastine, Chrisanne, Chrisstine, Christaine, Christanne, Christine▼, Christline, Ciline, Cristine, Delaine, Elaine▼, Ellaine, Emiline, Gayline, Geraldine▼, Germaine▼, Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Ghisele, Giannine, Gilana, Gillianne, Gillyanne, Gislaug, Gitane, Giulianne, Guillemine (see Wilhelmina), Helaine, Jalaine, Jasmaine, Jillaine, Jillane, Jillanne, Jolaine, Josline, Jossline, Julaine, Khristine, Krisanne, Kristaine, Kristaline, Kristine▼, Madelaine, Melaine, Nilsine, Philene, Phillane, Philline, Raelaine, Rhiane, Roselaine, Shaine, Shalaine, Shalane, Shamaine, Sharlaine, Sharline, Sharmaine, Shirine, Shirlene, Shirline, Sidaine, Silvaine, Tralaine, Trelaine, Violaine, Violeine (see Violet), Willamine and Willmine (see Wilhelmina). These names tend to be less commonly used than Ghislaine.See names in meaning and etymology.