What does Gisele mean?
Gisele /gise-le/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls has the meaning "pledge, hostage". Gisele is a French form of Giselle (French, Old German): from gisil.
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)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Gisele and affiliated names. The only prominent variation form of Gisele (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000 is Giselle (#215 a year ago). Forms like Giselda are uncommon. This girl name reached the top of its popularity in 2009 (usage of 0.866%) and is 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.