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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- Nicknames for Giselle
Elle, Elli, Gigi, Zell, Zelliki, Gis, Gizzle, Jelly, Gazelle
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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
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
- Giselle in song, story & screen
Princess Giselle (Amy Adams), heroine of the film "Enchanted" (2007)
Giselle, the ballet