GISL

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

1) *gīsala- = 'pledge', 'hostage' [1]
1) *gīsila- = 'pledge', 'hostage' [1]
3) *gīsala- = 'descendant', 'offspring' [1]
3) *gīsila- = 'descendant', 'offspring' [1]

Old Norse

1) gísl = 'pledge', 'hostage' [2] [3]
2) geisli = 'ray', 'pole' (part of a weapon)' [2] [3]

Old High German

1) gisal = 'pledge', 'hostage'
1) gīsal = 'pledge', 'hostage' [4]
2) gisel = 'shaft' (of an arrow)

Langobardic

2) gīsil = 'shaft' (of an arrow) [2] [1]
2) gísil = 'shaft' (of an arrow) [3]

Related Names

See Geisli, Ghislain, Gísli, Gilli, Gisela, Jessa

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see *Aþa-gíslaR
ALA see Algísl
ALF see Algísl
ANA see Ásl
ANN see Gíslíana
ANU see Ásl
AR see Árgils
ARN see Arngísl
AS see Ansugīslaz
AUD see Auðgísl
BJÖRT see Gisilberht (German)
BORG see Giselberga (German)
EIN see Æivísl
EIR see Ärngils (German)
EY see *Eygísl and Gísley
FRID see Gisalfrid (German)
HALL see Hallgils
HEID see Giselheid (German)
HER see Hergils
HROD see Hróðgísl
LAUG see *Gísllaug
LIN see Gíslína
LIND see Gislinde (German)
MAR see Giselmar (German)
MÓR see Mógils
MUND see Gísmundr
NY see Gíslný
RUN see Gíslrún and *Rúngils
SIG see Sigurgísli
STEIN see Gísstæinn and Stæingísl
TEIN see Gilstein
UNN see Gíslunn
VI see Vígísl
ÖL see Algísl
ÞOR see Þórgísl

First Element Forms

Gil- Gils-
Gis- Gís- Gisil- *Gísl-
Git-
Jes-

Last Element Forms

-els -es
-gil -gils
-gisl -gísl -gíslaR -gīslaz
-gjuls
-il -ils
-is -ísl -ísla
-ius
-juls -jus
-ls
-sel -sl
-vísl

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)