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What does Gisella mean?

Gisella Pronunciation of Gisella [gisel-la] as a girls' name. The name Gisella means "pledge, hostage". Gisella is an Italian form of Giselle (French, Old German): from gisil.

Associated with: pledge (oath).


Gisella has 1 variant: Gisela.

10 more relations via Giselle: Ghisele, Ghisella, Gila, Gisa, Giselda, Gisele, Gislog, Gizela, Gizella and Gizelle.

Creative forms:
(female) Giselna, Giselta, ..

(male) Giselah, Giselli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gisella Krista (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gisella?

Gisella is an uncommon given name for women. Gisella is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Giselle (#221 last year), Gisele (#1566), Gizelle, Gisela and Gizella are the popular varying forms of Gisella (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Gisella were at the apex of their popularity a decade ago (median #1311) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1557, 42.2% less usage). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Gisella is pronounced similarly to Jisela. Other suggested similar names are Bidella (see Bedelia), Diella, Fidella, Finella, Gazella, Gazelle, Gemella, Gianella, Ginella, Ginelle, Griselda, Grisella, Griselle, Griselly (see Griselda), Jinella, Jiselle, Mikella, Mirella, Moisella (see Moselle), Mosella, Rosella, Sibella, Siselya, Ursella and Vitella. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gisella.

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