Gisela (name)

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Gisela
Gender Female
Origin
Word/Name Germanic
Meaning pledge
Other names
Related names Giselle

Gisela is a female given name of debated, either Germanic or Turkic origin. The name might derive from the Old High German word gīsal, "pledge", or the Turkic word güzal, "beautiful".

Variations on the name in other languages include:

The male form is Gisli, from Gísla saga (Gisli's saga) possibly known from place names such as Gislaved, a municipality in Sweden.

Noble Giselas[edit]

Famous Giselas[edit]