What does Gisele mean?
Gisele \gi-se-le\ as a name for girls. Gisele's name origins are French and Old German, and the meaning of the name Gisele is "pledge; hostage". Gisele is a derivative of Giselle (French, Old German).
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)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Gisele and affiliated names. The only prominent variation form of Gisele (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Giselle (#215 a year ago). These girl names reached the top of their popularity in 2009 (usage of 0.866%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.785%, down 9.4%). Giselle (#215) is the most trendy baby name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Gisele is alike in pronunciation to Jiselle. This name tends to be less commonly used than Gisele.