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Pronunciation

ʒɪsɛl

Origin

English, French

Meaning

This romantic French name actually comes from the German 'to pledge'. It is said that the name originated as a nickname for a child given as a pledge to a foreign court. The name was popular in medieval France, but was introduced to the English-speaking world through the famous ballet 'Giselle' in 1841. Still one of the top classical ballets performed today, Giselle only lends even more grace and style to this already enchanting girls' name.

Rank in the year 2015

Giselle was ranked #466 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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