GISELLE: Anglo-Saxon for "sword pledge." Perfect for a future ballerina.. Relatives: Gisella, Gisela, Gizella, Gizelle. Namesake: Giselle.
GITA: Hebrew for "good." Relatives: Gitah, Gitel, Gittel.
GITANA: Spanish for "gypsy." For the baby who responds to violins and tambourines. Relatives: Gitane, Gypsy, Gipsy. Namesakes: Gypsy Rose Lee, Gitane bicycles, Gitane cigarettes.
GLADYS: A Welsh version of Claudia. Relatives: Gladiss, Gladyce, Gleda. Namesake: Gladys Knight
GLEN: Celtic for "secluded wooded valley." Thanks to actress Glenn Close, this name has found a new following among girl babies. Relatives: Glenn, Glena, Glenda, Glyn, Glynn, Glynnis, Glynis, Glenard, Glenon, Glendon. Namesakes: Glenn Miller, Glenn Ford, Glenn Close, Glenda Jackson, Glynis Johns, John Glenn.
GLORIA: Latin for "glory." Gloriana was the fairy queen in Spenser's epic poem. The name was intended as a tribute to the dedicatee, Queen Elizabeth I. Relatives: Glora, Glorya, Glory, Gloriana, Glorianne Namesakes: Gloria Swanson, Gloria Steinem, Gloria Vanderbilt, morning glory
GODFREY: Old German for "God's peace." Relatives: Goddard, Gottfried, Gotfrid, Goffredo, Giotto, Godofredo, Govert, Godrick, Godwin, Godin, Goddenn, Godding, Godard, Godhart, Gotthardt. Namesakes: Godfrey Cambridge, Arthur Godfrey, My Man Godfrey.
GODIVA: Old English for "gift of God." Sounds like an Aussie greeting.. This name will be associated with the saucy lady who rode through town in nothing but a curtain of her own knee-length hair. Her husband had jokingly said he wouldn't levy taxes on the townspeople if she performed the stunt. Never joke with a Lady named Godiva. Namesake: Godiva chocolates.