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Giselle meaning and name origin
Giselle \gi-selle, gis(el)-le\ as a girl's 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.
Giselle has 10 variant forms: Ghisele, Ghisella, Gisela, Giselda, Gisele, Gisella, Giza, Gizela, Gizella and Gizelle.
For more information, see also the related name Jiselle.
Baby names that sound like Giselle are Gazelle, Joselle and Jizelle.
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Popularity of Giselle
Giselle is a very popular first name for women (#1618 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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