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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Giselle

Giselle is a feminine name derived from the Old Germanic word ‘geisil,’ meaning ‘pledge.’ It is one of those names that has many variants in terms of spelling and pronunciation such as Gisela, Gisele, Gizel, Gizele, Ghislain, and Ghislaine.

In history, the name has been held by many significant members of the royalty in various countries. There is Gisela, Abbess of Chelles, who was the sister of Carloman/Karlmann and Charlemagne or Charles the Great. According to historians, Gisela had been religious since her childhood.

Gisela was also the name of Charlemagne and Hildegard’s daughter, whom Thomas, the Archbishop of Milan, baptized. Wife of Stephen I of Hungary was called Gisela, also known as Gisela of Hungary and of Bavaria. She had a significant role in the rise of Christianity and western culture in their country. Further, the first ruler and the Duke of Normandy, Rollo was married to a French princess named Gisela. However, there are not enough records about her. Finally, Gisela of Swabia was the wife of Conrad II, the Holy Roman emperor.

Gisselle (English) and Gisèle (French) are two major variants. At the same time, Gisela (Spanish), Gisela, Gisele (Portuguese), Gizella, Gizi (Hungarian), Gisella (Italian), Gisila (Germanic), and Gisa (German) are variants in some other languages and cultures.

In fiction, Gisele Yashar is a character from the Fast & Furious franchise played by Gal Gadot. She is the romantic partner of Han Lue and helps Dominic Toretto and his team. She is a solid and independent character, willing to take any risk to achieve her objectives. Giselle Villard is a fictional comic character from the Mystic series published by CrossGen Comics.

The main protagonist in the live-action animated musical ‘Enchanted’ is named Gisele and is played by Amy Adams. She undergoes complex emotional experiences after arriving in New York city. Yet, despite her challenging experiences, she retains kindheartedness, a positive attitude, and innocence. Giselle is one of the main characters from the visual video game ‘The House in Fata Morgana,’ developed by Novectacle.


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How To Pronounce Giselle?


Famous People With The Name Giselle

  • Giselle KañevskyDecorated Argentine field hockey player for the Argentine National team
  • Giselle ItiéMexican-born Brazilian actress known in Hollywood for the film The Expendables
  • Giselle BellasCuban-American singer known for her work on the TV series Louie
  • Giselle TaveraDominican singer known for being a bilingual artist
  • GiselleSouth-Korean rapper and vocalist for the girl group Aespa

Giselle On The Popularity Chart

The name has had a tumultuous journey since the 80s. Take a look at the data provided by the Social Security Administration to understand its performance over the years.

Popularity Over Time

From 113 babies per million in 1980, it has risen considerably to clock844 babies per million sharing the name Giselle in 2021.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

The name has improved considerably since the early 2000s. As of 2021, it lies at the 361st spot on the chart.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Giselle

If you want a different name that has the same sound as Giselle, have a look at the suggestions mentioned below.

Names With Similar Meaning As Giselle

There are many popular variations of Giselle. However if you want a different name with a similar meaning, here are some options for you to consider.

Name Numerology For Giselle

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