What does Ghislaine mean?
Ghislaine /ghis-lai-ne/ 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 recent rankings) is the only popular alternative form of Ghislaine (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of this relation of Ghislaine reached its peak in the year 2009 (#134) and is somewhat lower today (#215, 9.4% less). Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Ghislaine and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Suggested similar baby names are Charlaine, Chrisanne, Chrisstine, Christaine, Delaine, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Giannine, Gilana, Gitane, Guillemine, Jalaine, Jillaine, Khristine, Kristaine, Nilsine, Phillane, Philline, Shalaine, Shalane, Sharlaine, Shirline, Trelaine, Violaine and Willmine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ghislaine.