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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.


Variations

Giselle has 10 variants: Ghisele, Ghisella, Gisela, Giselda, Gisele, Gisella, Giza, Gizela, Gizella and Gizelle.

For more information, see also the related girl name Jiselle.


Popularity

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)

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

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


Similar Names

Giselle is alike in pronunciation to Jizelle and Joselle. Other suggested similar baby names are Gazelle, Ginelle and Griselle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Giselle.

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