Type Surname (from given name)
Usage German, Danish
Pronounced Pron. GEE-zə(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from a short form of the given name Giselbert or other Old German names beginning with the element gisal meaning "pledge, hostage".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGeelen, Geels(Dutch) Gilbert, Gibb, Gibbs, Gibson(English) Gilbert(French) Gibbs, Gibson(Scottish)


Entry updated December 7, 2022