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Isolde

Heart
Welsh
"ice ruler"

Isolde Origin and Meaning

The name Isolde is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "ice ruler".
Now that Tristan has been rediscovered, maybe it's time for his fabled lover in the Arthurian romances and Wagnerian opera, a beautiful Irish princess, to be brought back into the light as well.

This would make an artistic and romantic choice, as the medieval heroine is seen as a symbol of undying--if unhappy--love.

In Marilyn French's novel The Women's Room, the character Isolde is nicknamed Iso. Isolde is currently a Top 500 name in the Netherlands.

Variations include Iseult, Isolt, Isoud, Isolda and Yseult.
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Famous People Named Isolde

  • Isolde KostnerItalian alpine skiier
  • Isild Le BescoFrench actress
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Isolde in Pop Culture

  • Isoldemain character in Arthurian legend "Tristan and Isolde"
  • Isolde "Izzy" Brannickmain character in Rachel Hawkins' School Spirits series
  • Arlessa Isoldeminor character from the video game 'Dragon Age: Origins'
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