Gismondo - Meaning of Gismondo

What does Gismondo mean?

[ syll. gi-smon-do, gis-mo-ndo ] The baby boy name Gismondo is pronounced JHiySMAANDow †. Gismondo is of Germanic origin and it is used mainly in the Italian language. It is a two-element name derived from gisil meaning 'pledge, hostage' ; munt 'protection, protector'. An older form of Gismondo is Giselmund (Germanic). The name is associated with the medieval custom where rival noblemen would send their children to be raised at each other's court, as a pledge to ensure peace and friendship between them; the child would then be known as a gisil (meaning 'pledge, hostage'). The name is used mostly as an Italian form today.

See also the related categories, medieval, protector, peace (quiet), italian, protection, and germanic (german).

Gismondo is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Gismondo include Gennadi, Giacinto, Jacendo, Jacentea, Jacentey, Jacenti, Jacentie, Jacento, Jacindo, Jacyndo, Jacynto, Jagannath, Jayanta, Jayanti, Jeanty, Jocundo, Jonatha, Jucundo, Genadio, and Jayante.

† approx English pronunciation for Gismondo: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"

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