Isolde Name Meaning & Origin
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know an Isolde? What are her siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Isolde
Contribute your knowledge to the name Isolde
- Comments and insights on the name Isolde: | Edit
Delois and Isolde are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
Variations include: Iseult, Ysolde, Yseult
- Personal experiences with the name Isolde: | Edit
I am an Isolde (pronounced ih-SSOLD). I have never met another in all of my 35 years. I am a name that nobody can pronounce correctly, but once they get it...they never forget it. Only a rare few have ever heard of it before and when I meet them they are delighted to know they are a part of this group. I don't dislike my name. In fact, I think it adds to my complexity and uniqueness. I became "Izzy" as an adult, which is a lot of fun!
My aunt is Isolde.
I am an Isolde (pronounced properly Iz-old-duh) and I have met two other Isoldes in my life. I've only met four people who have pronounced my name properly when I've met them. I hate my name.
- Nicknames for Isolde: | Edit
- Meanings and history of the name Isolde: | Edit
Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde, or Tristan and Isolda) is an opera, or music drama, in three acts by Richard Wagner, based largely on the romance by Gottfried von Straßburg. It was composed between 1857 and 1859 and premiered in Munich on 10 June 1865 with Hans von Bülow conducting. Wagner referred to "Tristan und Isolde" not as an opera, but called it "Eine Handlung" (literally drama or plot). The legend of Tristan and Isolde (Iseult) is an influential romance and tragedy, retold in numerous sources with as many variations. The tragic story is of the adulterous love between the Cornish knight Tristan (Tristram) and the Irish princess Iseult (Isolde, Yseult, etc.).
- Famous real-life people named Isolde: | Edit
- Share what you know!
- Isolde in song, story & screen: | Edit
The name Isolde is in "The Prose Tristan". It is also featured in the film Tristan and Isolde.