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What does Ghislaine mean?

Ghislaine Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: pledge (oath), saint, old.


Ghislaine has 2 variants: Gillan and Gislaine.

Creative forms:
(female) Ghislaile, Ghislaite, ..

(male) Ghislaige, Ghislaime, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ghislaine Sabrina (G.S.), ..

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). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giselle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ghislaine and related baby names outside U.S.