Giselle meaning

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Giselle Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \gi-selle, gis(el)-le\
Number of People 👶 45,000
Rate in 2021 679
Numerology 🔢 6
Name origin 🌍 French
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Giselle Name Meaning

The name Giselle holds a significant meaning and has origins rooted in various cultures. The name Giselle is of Germanic origin and is derived from the Old German word "gisil," which means "pledge" or "hostage." It is also associated with the French language, where it is believed to be derived from the word "gisil" or "giso," meaning "bright pledge" or "bright hostage."

In terms of symbolism, the name Giselle represents loyalty, trustworthiness, and commitment. It carries a sense of responsibility and dedication towards fulfilling promises. Individuals with this name are often seen as reliable and dependable.

Giselle has gained popularity as a given name in many countries around the world. Its elegance and timeless charm have made it a popular choice for parents seeking a unique yet meaningful name for their daughters.

It's important to note that while names often have historical significance and cultural meanings, personal interpretations may vary. Ultimately, the true meaning of any given name can be shaped by individual experiences and perspectives.

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Additional name description Giselle
Additional name description Giselle

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name her Giselle?

This name suggests that you are willing to sacrifice your desires for the sake of others’ needs. You have a reasonable and balanced personality. You are a very creative person. You often volunteer in civic activities and take on a lot of responsibility. Other people come to you for advice because you are a very good listener.

You want to be a leader. You don’t like to be told what to do and that is why you want to be the boss. You are very good at finding new solutions to old problems. You can come up with ideas on the spot. Your heart desires to become a leader. You try to stay away from needy and idle people.

You have a great vision that can make you wealthy. You are great at analytical tasks. You are well-organized and can make things happen. Your reaction to events is decisive and effective, even without prior planning.

How do people react to you?

People look at you as someone stimulating and charismatic. You can seem talkative at times as well. You naturally attract, influence, and inspire the people around you. You usually wear functional clothes that work during day and night events. People are attracted to your ideas and projects because you radiate a potential for success.

People generally look at this name as a formal, upper-class, and refined name.

Lucky colors: All varieties of blue except the very bright blues

Lucky day(s): Sunday, Monday, and Friday


Giselle made its debut in the American naming charts in 1983. During the 1980s, this name only had low levels of usage. The biggest boost for Giselle came in 1993. In that year it jumped over 400 positions. Interestingly, we are not sure what fueled this jump. 1990s was a good decade for Giselle because it continued its improvements on the charts. For example, 1997 Giselle had a 300 very impressive position jump. This time we know the reason behind this jump. The Puerto Rican TV host, Giselle Blondet, helped popularize this name at that time. The name suddenly gained huge popularity among Spanish-speaking families. The final push for Giselle came in 2007 when the lovely princess named Giselle was featured in the movie Enchanted.

Diminutives and variations of the name Giselle
The best-known diminutives of Giselle are Gisse and Elle. Some of the variations of the name Giselle that are perhaps more common in other languages than this same name are:
Gizel, Gisel, Giselah, Gisele, Gisèle, Gisell, Gisella, Gissel, Gissela, Gissele, Gissell, Gissella, Gisselle, Gizela, Gizele

The personality of the name Giselle
She is a somewhat rebellious person, very original, who firmly fulfills the objectives she sets for herself. Giselle is a name that indicates that the woman with this name has great enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit. Also, that name reveals that she is a woman who has a lot of character but also a big heart, so despite her strong character she always seeks dialogue and empathizes first.
She is also a very sociable person, she laughs easily and loves going out with her friends, having a good time, and living in the moment. In addition, she is very clear, she always says what she thinks, although she tries to be assertive.

Celebrities named Giselle
Gisele Caroline Bundchen: supermodel and film actress originally from Brazil. You can see it in the image below.
Giselle Gomez Rolon: Argentine model and showgirl.
Giselle Batista: Brazilian film, theater, and television actress.

Dia Saint of Giselle
Saint of Giselle is celebrated on May 21.

Numerology of the name Giselle
Yes, We observe the numerology of the name Giselle we can see that her number is one of those considered as teachers: the number 33.

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

My name is Giselle also I'm Puertorrican! I love my name :-) people do tend to misspell it but fortunately they always pronounce it correctly! I think its a strong name *its sounds powerful*

01/14/2024 00:00:00

MY name is Gisele (with one L). I go by Gigi, because people would often pronounce my name wrong. But now because of Gisele Bındchen, (the famous model) more people pronounce it correctly now. I think it is a very beautiful name, and am often'told so.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

me yamo Giselle me encanta el nombre abeses la jente pronuncia mal pero es dibertido abeses mis apodos son yiss yiselita titel jaja son barios y me encanta el nombre conbinado casi con todos keda y se oyen muy bn

12/25/2023 10:40:02

my name is Giselle and its frustrating when people prounnounce it wrong, but i do know 5 other Giselles maybe just a fluke

12/22/2023 21:14:40

I named my daughter Gisella, and all my family and friends love it. 100% italian, if i have a another girl i have to find a name that unique.

12/03/2023 06:43:42

My name's Giselle but i find more and more people nowadays are naming their daughter giselle, making the name more common. Oh well. It is a great name though!

11/16/2023 11:13:08

I am due August 10 2020 wow didnt know this name was that common.. but it will be my daughters name I have loved it for a long time.. I will pronounce it Gi Zelle the correct spanish was of spelling it my daughter is also puerto rican an i didnt even know it was a puerto rican name lol.. I hope she will appreciate her name for the beauty of it...

10/25/2023 08:44:58

My Name is Giselle.... and I Love it People make fun of it Because they pronounce it Giz-ell... but its all good. i go by gizzo, gizzy, giz, and many other NickNameS

10/22/2023 06:23:44

My name's Gisselle (yeah, two). I have always loved it and everyone seems to love it aswell. On the nickname part, there are the people that will call me Gigi but there are the unfortunate times somebody decides they want to call me Gissy (or with a J and ZZ instead of SS) or Giss (again sometimes with a J and ZZ) which can be quite annoying but even'those that do that love my name and I like how it just rolls out of the person's tongue when It's being pronounced.

10/13/2023 23:08:20

I love the name as well I am planning to name my daughter Kyrianna (kai- rianna) Jazyle (giselle) I love the J & z spelling of the name.

10/10/2023 21:57:38

I am naming my daughter Giselle i love this name!!! her middle name will be marie. Giselle Marie Garcia! PERFECT:)

09/25/2023 17:14:40

Giselle is beautiful name!! Don't let people make fun of your name. Be proud of the name your mother, or whoever named you, gave you that name!

08/26/2023 04:52:24

My name is also Giselle, I like it as it is different, (I was born in the 70s) but I got bullied in school because of it, called gazelle (as in the dear) and gezabelle (Isn't that lovely)!

06/16/2023 14:00:58

My name has always been Giselle, and sometimes It's frustrating when people spell it wrong. I'm sure some people think I'must be conceited to have a name like I do, but I rather like it. It's not very common, and yet It's not too exotic that It'sounds forced. I do, however, like the official french nickname for it: Gigi. The correct way to say this name is "Gih-sehll", with a gentle emphasis on the'second part of the name. To be frank, and maybe I'm just biased, I like my spelling better than the one with two s's. It just looks less forced and more natural to me. A final word of advice for people with the name Giselle: just be yourself. It's a great name that i've held for sixteen years running so far, and I'm proud to wear it long and proud.

05/25/2023 05:57:46

My father named me Giselle because he thought it was the most beautiful name he had ever heard and people who learn my name also think its beautiful. The "G" souds like the "j" in "Deja vous": Gi-zel. my friends call me Zel or Zellie, and although I'm never called Gigi, I think its a great nick-name! my name is often mispelled or said wrong, and in German it is pronounced GEE ZUH LUH. My french teacher called me "Giselle la Belle"

05/11/2023 13:41:20

I love this name! One of my friends is named Giselle. She prononces it "jih-zell" or "gizzy" for short.

05/07/2023 01:14:38

I love this name! It's so beautiful and all different forms of pronouncation!

03/16/2023 13:08:50

I love the name Gisele! My name is actually Yisel (a "Cuban" variation of the name) and though for many years I hated it, mostly because of the Y, I now love it. It is unique and a great conversation starter, since most people have never heard of it. I pronounce it "Ji-sell" though my mother pronounces it "Yee-sel" in her thick Spanish accent.

03/12/2023 20:41:12

We named our daughter Grace after her great aunt, Grace. It is beautiful name. She gets called Gracie a lot, but that is OK. We love our Gracie Lu Lu Bug!

02/16/2023 18:01:10

my name is actually spelled Yisel :o) i am Dominican, no middle name. I love my name, it is so unique. I have only met 2 Yisel's in my whole 20 years of life. My nicknames are Gigi, Yiz and Yizzie. some people like to pronounce it Yi-Zell which is where the nickname came from. I prefer english speaking people say it Yi-SSell. everyone i know who is spanish says it Gee-ssell bc thats how its supposed to be pronounced in spanish. I dont mind people pronouncing my name wrong i just correct them. but in all honesty i love my name, i feel like It'suits me. i cant see me with any other name. :o)

02/03/2023 18:47:28

My Granddaughter is named Giselle Guadalupe. I think It's a very pretty name. I hope she will have the nickname Gigi. i've always thought that was cute.

01/20/2023 11:14:06

One of my daughters name is Giselle (she is 11yrs. old) & I think It's a very pretty name. I named her after "Giselle Toengi" ( an actress from the Philippines). I wish my mom named me Giselle!

01/12/2023 20:43:48

I love it! I am naming my 2nd girl Giselle just a little hard to come up with a middle name. She will be half Mexican half Puerto Rican. It's just a gorgeous name!!

01/05/2023 19:09:22

my mom was watching tv got the idea of giselle even'thou father wanted anadelia on the birth day mother quickly named daughter giselle yeah even'thou father got really mad but hey he deserved it

12/26/2022 09:03:24

my name is Gisel & they pronounce it as "giselle" in english & "ji-sel" in spanish,. i love my name & honestly i havent met anyone with the'same name as me i've met "gisela, giselle, gizzelle" but none spelled like mine :) i thank my mom for naming me Gisel Anais Compean even my last name adds a touch of even more unique ;)

11/05/2022 06:57:08

I love it, my name is actually Jennifer Giselle but I'much rather be called Giselle. Its unique, strong yet feminine, and very beautiful. I know his is going to be daughters name! But one thing that has me bothered, I can't think of a middle name that compliments Giselle. Help please

10/26/2022 12:25:44

Its my name as well and I am half Mexican, half Irish. My middle name is Rachel, just in case someone wants ideas for a middle name. (I like the combination at least) I had come to love that its so rare and beautiful, but now I am saddened by the fact that'so many people are naming their children'that. I had no idea! Since its a French name and mine is spelled one "s" it has a soft s-sound like "sell." In French the double s ("ss"), makes a z-sound. So for Gisselle its pronounced "Ji-zel." But yeah, just some tidbits on the name.

10/18/2022 16:55:40

It's my name! i love it. but so many other people are starting to have it.

10/17/2022 19:46:04

Vesna - OMG! even'though I am 9 mothns pregnant with my second baby and a happily married woman, I think I just fell in love with sarah!! What a beautiful girl!!! Amazing photos once again and hair and make up pure perfection!!

10/09/2022 22:47:50

My name is Giselle. I'm 24. Growing up I hated it, because people called me gazelle and jezabel, and no one could pronounce it. I just wanted to be a Jessica, Ashley, or Britney like all the other girls in my class. But I grew to love it, and I get a little ego boost when everyone who meets me tells me how beautiful it is. It's amazing how the little things in my life has changed since I don't have to explain to everyone I'meet how to spell or pronounce my name. I think it has an air of beauty and femininity, which I'm proud to carry, and truth be told It's gotten me a fair amount of attention from the male species. Unfortunately I feel like It's uniqueness is being undermined by the influx of baby Gisele/Giselle. Darn you, you Brazilian model and Disney princess!

10/01/2022 01:08:24

My name is Giselle but some people call me Jiselle, Gissel, or Gisele and sometimes people call me GIIIselle or JiZelle but its all fun in games

09/10/2022 09:56:14

when i have a girl im going to name it Candice Michelle

08/04/2022 10:22:12

See here's the comment that I'must say. I see all these different ways on how to spell "Giselle" but so far I haven't seen any like the way my name'spelt, at least on this website. My name is pronounced "gizz-elle" and It's not spelled that way. My name is GESSELLE and it may not look as exotic as "Giselle" may look like but I like the way that it is spelt. Many people don't know how to spell it and it has taken my classmates years and years to learn how to spell my name. I don't have a problem with how It's spelt. It's a vary unique way in spelling the name but the name "Giselle" is meant to be unique so Isn't that the point❤️ The only reason as to why I am commenting on a post about the name "Giselle" and not "Gesselle" is only because It is really hard to find websIt's describing the name Gesselle. That is one of the down sides of my name, not being able to find out what my name, spelt the way that It's spelt, means. Also spellcheck has and will always continuously tell me that I am spelling my name wrong. Anyway, that's all that I felt like saying.

06/21/2022 05:53:06

i named my second daughter gisselle , and i love It'so does she gisselle is now 6 years old and everyone who hears her name thinks its wonderful its unique and exsotic .

06/12/2022 02:17:06

My daughter's name is Gisele with one "L". (My name is Michele with one "L"). We also pronounce it with a soft "s" not "z" sound. Like "Ji-sell". I think It's a beautiful name.

05/06/2022 08:13:30

My daughters name is spelled yisel, we chose that name because it is a very beautiful name and not that used.she has been asking me what it means but I'm not sure exactly what it means if someone knows I would appreciate it

03/15/2022 02:40:30

I love this name and if i have a baby girl that will be her name

12/16/2021 07:38:24

I have this name and wouldn't change it for anything else. Ive had plenty of people tell me how pretty it is. I pronounce it by saying "Ji-sell" which appears to be one of the less common ways to pronounce the name. To be honest, at least half the time when meeting new people they mis-pronounce my name or spell it incorrectly. Their most common guesses are "Gi-sell" "Gi-zell" or "Ji-zell". Ive gotten used to correcting people and it doesn't bother me. I understand because nearly everyone i've met has never heard of my name. i've met one person in my life with the'same name as myself. We were both "shocked and amazed"! :) She pronounced her name the'same way as me...


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Giselle?
The origin of the name Giselle is French.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Giselle?
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*️⃣ How many people are named Giselle?
Almost 45000 people are named Giselle.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Giselle?
The names of Grace, Gracie, Cruz, Karis, Karissa