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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Jiselle.
Giselle is a very popular first name for females (#1618 out of 4276, Top 38%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Giselle for girls. Giselle reached its highest rank of #134 in the U.S. in 2009. (2014 statistics).