Giselle - girls name

Giselle name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 61%

Giselle name meaning:

The name Giselle is of German origin and has a rich history and meaning behind it. Derived from the old Germanic word "gisil" or "gisilja," which means "pledge," it carries the connotation of being a "hostage" or a "pledge." In folklore, Giselle is often associated with being a fairy or a spirit of the forest, known for her beauty and grace.

Giselle is also the name of the main character in the famous ballet of the same name, which tells the tragic love story of a young peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman. Thus, the name Giselle often represents beauty, innocence, and a sense of enchantment. It embodies qualities of delicacy, elegance, and femininity.

Parents who choose the name Giselle for their daughter may be drawn to its fairy-like and romantic qualities. It can also be seen as a symbol of hope and resilience, as Giselle overcomes adversity in the ballet. Ultimately, the name Giselle holds a sense of allure and charm, evoking images of grace and enchantment.

Origin: German

A pledge.

Related names

Giselle , Gisela

Other girls names beginning with G


Overall UK ranking: 2201 out of 5581

12 recorded births last year

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