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Meaning and name origin

Gisele \gi-se-le\ as a girl's name is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Gisele is "pledge; hostage". Gisele is a variant of Giselle (French, Old German): name of a famous 19th-century ballet whose heroine is a peasant girl.


Gisele is a very popular first name for females (#1785 out of 4276, Top 42%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gisele and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Giselle (#215). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giselle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gisele is also pronounced similarly to Ghisele and Jiselle. Other suggested similar baby names are Gisela, Gisella, Gizela and Gizelle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gisele.