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What does Gisele mean?

Gisele Pronunciation of Gisele [gise-le] as a name for girls has the meaning "pledge, hostage". Gisele is a French form of Giselle (French, Old German): from gisil.

Associated with: pledge (oath).


11 alternative forms via Giselle: Ghisele, Ghisella, Gila, Gisa, Gisela, Giselda, Gisella, Gislog, Gizela, Gizella and Gizelle.

Creative forms:
(female) Gisee, ..

(male) Gisege, Gisene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gisele Niyah (G.N.), ..

How popular is Gisele?

Gisele is a very popular first name for females (#1785 out of 4276, Top 42%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Gisele was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #1046 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #1566. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Gisele (#1566 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000 are Gisela, Giselle (#221 a year ago), Gizella and Gizelle. Other forms, like Gila, are uncommon. These forms of Gisele were favored a decade ago (usage of 0.17%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.1%, down 42%).

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

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

Similar Names

Gisele is alike in pronunciation to Jiselle, Jizelle and Joselle. Other recommended names are Adele, Angele, Ariele, Ashle, Basile, Cele, Chele, Cile, Cristle, Danele, Dielle, Eimile, Fidele, Gaelle, Gaile, Gale, Gayel, Gayle, Gaylle, Gazelle, Geela, Gemelle, Gene, Gilette, Gillie, Gilly, Ginella, Ginelle, Ginette, Ginevre, Gingee, Gipsee (see Gypsy), Gipsey, Gitte, Giula, Grete, Gricely, Grisel, Griselda, Grisella, Griselle, Griselly (see Griselda), Grizel, Gryselde (see Griselda), Gussie, Jinelle, Jisela, Lisel, Luseele, Lusile, Michele, Micole, Mikelle, Mille, Moiselle, Moselle, Niceole (see Nicole), Nichele, Nicole, Nishelle, Noele, Peele, Roselle, Rozele (see Rosalie), Semele, Sibelle, Sisely, Sisile, Udele, Ursule, Viole and Zele. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gisele.

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