What does Giselle mean?
Giselle \gi-selle, gis(el)-le\ as a girls' name is pronounced je-ZELL. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Giselle is "pledge; hostage". Name of a famous 19th-century ballet whose heroine is a peasant girl. Model Gisele Bundchen.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Jiselle.
Giselle is a very prominent first name for females (#1618 out of 4276, Top 38%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Giselle for girls. Giselle entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #134 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #215 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)