Giselle Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Giselle is my sister's name & I love it. She is 26 so it wasn't as pouplar then. I love, love the name!
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Elle, Elli, Gigi, Zell, Zelliki, Gis, Gizzle, 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.
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Giselle Blondet, TV host and actress, named one of People en Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2008
Giselle McKenzie, singer and television personality of the 1950s
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Princess Giselle (Amy Adams), heroine of the film "Enchanted" (2007)
Giselle, the ballet