What does Ghislaine mean?
Ghislaine /ghis-lai-ne/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Giselle (#215 in 2014) is the only popular alternative form of Ghislaine (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of this girl name reached its peak in the year 2009 (usage of 0.866%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.785%, 9.4% less). Giselle (#215) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Ghislaine and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)