Giselle: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Giselle

Giselle

Pronunciation: ji-ZEHL (key)

Origin of the name Giselle:

A German name derived from gisil (to owe, a pledge, a mutual obligation). It was a practice in the early Middle Ages for rival factions to offer a person, often a child, to each other as a pledge of peace.

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My eight year old is named Giselle:),

My 9.5 year old is named Giselle Monet. I had never heard of the name when I chose it. I found it in a baby name book and fell in love with it. It wasn't until she was born that I heard about the model with the same name.

Nicknames for Giselle: | Edit

Elle, Elli, Gigi, Zell, Zelliki, Gis, Chizzle, Jelly

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Giselle's tend to be very understanding, thoughtful and stable. One of the defining characteristics of a Giselle's personality is that they are remarkably competent at solving other people's problems.

Famous real-life people named Giselle: | Edit

Giselle Blondet, TV host and actress, named one of People en Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2008

Giselle Bundchen, model

Giselle McKenzie, singer and television personality of the 1950s

Giselle in song, story & screen: | Edit

Princess Giselle (Amy Adams), heroine of the film "Enchanted" (2007)
Giselle, the ballet

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