Giselle (given name)

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Not to be confused with Gisela (name) or Gisele (given name).
Pronunciation Ji-zell
Gender Female
Word/name Old German
Meaning "Pledge"
Other names
Related names Gisela, Gisele

Giselle is a female given name of French origin. It is derived from the Germanic word gisil, meaning "hostage", "mutual obligation" or "pledge", and may have originated as a nickname for a child given as a pledge to a foreign court.[1] Variants of the name include Gisela, Gisele, and Gisèle. The name may refer to:


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  1. ^ Behind the Name. "Given Name Giselle". Retrieved on 10 January 2016.