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What does Gislaug mean?

Gislaug Pronunciation of Gislaug [gis-laug] as a girls' name means "pledge, hostage". Gislaug is a Scandinavian form of Giselle (French, Old German): from gisil.

Associated with: scandinavian, pledge (oath).


Gislaug has 1 variant: Gislog.

3 more relations via Giselle: Gila, Gisa and Gisela.

Creative forms:
(female) Gilaug, Gillaug, ..


Middle name pairings:
Gislaug Josephine (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gislaug?

Gislaug is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Gislaug is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gisela and Giselle (#221 in 2015) are the popular variation forms of Gislaug (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Gislog, are uncommon. These relations of Gislaug were popular in 2009 (median #1067) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1110, down 40%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Gilah, Gilana, Gillan, Gislaine and Giula. Like Gislaug, these names are not frequently used.

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