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Gisela

What does Gisela mean?

Gisela Pronunciation of Gisela [gisela] as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Gisela is "pledge, hostage". Gisela is a German form of Giselle (French, Old German): from gisil.

Associated with: pledge (oath).

Variations

Gisela has 1 variant: Gisella.

12 more related forms via Giselle: Ghisele, Ghisella, Gila, Gisa, Giselda, Gisele, Gislaug, Gislog, Giza, Gizela, Gizella and Gizelle.

Creative forms:
(female) Gisena, Giseva, ..

(male) Giselo, Giseza, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gisela Madisyn (G.M.), ..

How popular is Gisela?

Gisela is a very popular first name for women (#1192 out of 4276, Top 28%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gisela was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #1108 in the U.S. in 1995, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gisela name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gisela outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Giselle (#221 in 2015), Gisele (#1566), Gizelle and Gizella are the prominent alternative forms of Gisela. Other forms, like Ghisella, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Gisela reached its apex in 2009 (median #1311) and is somewhat less today (#1557, 42% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gisela, Gisele, Giselle, Gizella, Gizelle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gisela and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gisela is pronounced similarly to Jisela. Other recommended names are Aila, Akela, Akiela, Anela, Arela, Aricela, Ariela, Asela, Bidella (see Bedelia), Dela, Dila, Dilla, Eila, Ersila, Estela, Fideila, Fidela, Fidella, Gaiea, Galea, Gaylla, Gazella, Geela, Geelah, Geelan, Geeta, Geila, Gelila, Gianella, Gilah, Ginella, Ginelle, Gioia, Gipsey, Gitika, Giula, Giuseppa, Greta, Gricelda, Gricely, Grisel, Griselda, Grisella, Grishelda, Harela, Laela, Lisel, Liseta, Micaela, Mikaela, Mikella, Mila, Miquela, Miskaela, Morela, Mosella, Mykela, Nirela, Orela, Orsola, Pamela, Richela, Rosella, Simla, Sisely, Siselya, Sissela, Stela, Tessla, Ursala, Ursella, Ursola, Willa and Zilla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gisela.

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