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 "What would be the perfect twin of the opposite gender?".
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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.