GEE-zah-lah, jiz-ELLE
"pledge, hostage"

Giselle Origin and Meaning

The name Giselle is a girl's name of German origin meaning "pledge, hostage".

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen undoubtedly gave this name a boost. The French pronunciation (jiz-ELLE) gives it a more graceful, balletic, gazellelike feel.

In the 2007 film Enchanted, Giselle is the name of the ingenuous princess, portrayed by Amy Adams, living in the fantasy animated kingdom of Andalasia. Read more about Giselle and other Disney Princess Names in our featured blog.

# 345 in the US

Giselle Rank in US Top 1000

# 761 on Nameberry

Giselle Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Giselle Popularity

Famous People Named Giselle

  • Giselle JeanneMarie Laronde,West, Trinidadian model; Miss World 1986
  • Giselle Andrea KañevskyArgentine field hockey player
  • Giselle FernándezAmerican TV journalist
  • (Alba) Giselle Blondet (Gomez)Puerto Rican actress and TV host
  • Giselle Itié (Ramos)Mexican,Brazilian actress
  • Giselle LorenAmerican voice actress
  • Giselle Loren LazzaratoCanadian internet personality, actor; model "Gigi Gorgeous"
  • Giselle NietoAmerican actress
  • Giselle Belafontedaughter of Stephen Belafonte; stepdaughter of singer and TV personality Melanie Brown
  • Giselle Charlotte Overton (b. 2009)daughter of TV journalist Jessica Rowe and Peter Overton
  • Giselle Isabella Gutierrez (b. 2014)daughter of Felicia Cooke and Alex Gutierrez of "16 and Pregnant"
  • Beyonce Giselle KnowlesCarter, American singer
  • Gisellestage name of Aeri Uchinaga, member of Korean Idol group Aespa

Giselle in Pop Culture

  • Gisellemain character in Disney's Enchanted
  • "Giselle" ballet and its main character
  • Giselle Smith aka Gazellecharacter in DC Comics Legion of Super,Heroes