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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 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).

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 also pronounced similarly to Jizelle and Joselle. Other suggested similar baby names are Gazelle, Ginelle and Griselle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Giselle.