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Gender: Female Pronunciation: GEE-zah-lah, jiz-ELLE Meaning of Giselle: "pledge/hostage" Origin of Giselle: German Giselle's Popularity in 2017: #271

The name Giselle is a girl's name of German origin meaning "pledge/hostage". Giselle is ranked #271 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Fictional Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Giselle

Giselle Jeanne-Marie Laronde-West, Trinidadian model; Miss World 1986
Giselle Andrea Kañevsky, Argentine field hockey player
Giselle Fernández, American TV journalist
(Alba) Giselle Blondet (Gomez), Puerto Rican actress and TV host
Giselle Itié (Ramos), Mexican-Brazilian actress
Giselle Loren, American voice actress
Giselle Loren Lazzarato, Canadian internet personality, actor; model "Gigi Gorgeous"
Giselle Nieto, American actress
Giselle Belafonte, daughter 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 Knowles-Carter, American singer

Pop Culture References for the name Giselle

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

Gizella, Gigi, Ghisella, Gissella, Ghisele, Gisel, Gissela, Gizel, Gizelle, Gissell, Gisell, Gysell, Gella, Giseli

Giselle's International Variations

Gizike, Gizi, Gizus (Hungarian) Ghislaine, Gisele (French) Giselda, Gisella (German) Giza, Gizela (Slavic) Gisela (Italian) Gisela (Spanish)