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There is a ballet called Giselle. The story behind the ballet is a tragedy. Giselle was a loving graceful young woman; who discovers her beloved boyfriend is having and affair with her best friend. She dies of a broken heart and becomes the guardian angel of the couple that betrayed her. I think thanks to this ballet I think of someone named Giselle as a forgiving female with a big heart, and a great rspect of fidelity and faith to their friends.
-- Anonymous User  4/11/2005
This is the name of a famous ballet in which Giselle, a peasant girl, is courted by a prince pretending to be a peasant. When she discovers that he is already engaged to be married to a princess she dies of a broken heart. In death she forgives him and protects him from the spirits who would destroy him.
The name Giselle makes me think of great heartache, but also of forgiveness and restoration.
-- bailsofun  5/27/2005
Obviously many people think of the famous supermodel, Giselle Bundchen, when they hear this name.
-- lena92  7/15/2005
Also Gisele Bundchen spells it "Gisele" not Giselle. :)
-- minikupcake  1/17/2007
The Portuguese spelling of Giselle is Jiselle. My sister chose this name for her daughter to celebrate her Brasilian heritage and in hopes she will be as beautiful and successful as the super model Giselle Bundchen.
-- spectacle  2/19/2006
Giselle is a pretty name, I guess soon it will be very popular one day, just like another Jennifer or Tiffany.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2006
I hope Giselle doesn't become popular! It's too pretty to become popular, because once it is, it doesn't seem to be so pretty, ya know?
-- xKatiex  7/17/2006
A famous bearer of this name is TV journalist and former co-host of "Access Hollywood" (1996-1999) Giselle Fernández (born May 15, 1961).
-- AndrewJKD  7/23/2006
My name is Giselle and my mother is from Panama and dad is from El Salvador and in Pänama it is very popular. Four people in my family are named Giselle. It's unique, feminine, and lovely. Bella!
-- GiselleLatina  8/8/2006
There is a name Gazalla in Arabic means female deer.
-- lizka  9/20/2006
It is beautiful, but it does remind me of the African animal. :D
-- bellaboo  11/30/2006
Isn't this the name of a workout video?
-- Taydbug112  12/7/2006
Did anyone know this is BEYONCE'S middle name?
-- minikupcake  12/25/2006
I do not like this name at all. It reminds me of that African animal, and it means 'hostage'.
-- dreadfulxsorry  2/3/2007
French way of pronouncing it is beautiful, also once said that way it has no likness to gazelle. Though I do not see why mention to gazelle is a bad thing, a gazelle is a beautiful and graceful animal.
-- Anonymous User  2/14/2007
I like the name Giselle, it does slightly remind me of the animal but that doesn't bother me because it is a nice animal.

Giselle was also one of the women in Pirates of the Caribbean 1 who slapped Jack (I watched them all for about the 4th time recently hahaha).
-- Sneasel  5/27/2007
Giselle and Gisella both have the sound 'jizz' at the beginning of the name if pronounced in many accents. 'Jizz' is an American slang term for semen.
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2007
A good nickname for Giselle is GiGi.
-- Anonymous User  10/6/2007
In "Pirates of the Caribbean" the red headed prostitute that slaps Captain Jack Sparrow in Tortuga is named Giselle.
-- SkyeSu  11/21/2007
Actually, the red-headed prostitute that slaps Jack in Pirates of the Caribbean is named Scarlett and the blonde one is Giselle.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2008
The main character in the part animated, part live action Disney film "Enchanted" is named Giselle.
-- Anonymous User  11/29/2007
Perfect name if you want to define your daughter as a future ballerina.
-- elizabeth hamlet  4/25/2008
I first heard this name in the movie Enchanted. I love it very much.
-- Paris44  6/30/2008
This is a beautiful name, it's soft and feminine, exotic without being too frilly, sexy yet wholesome, simple yet elegant, all at once!. People who say that this name reminds them of "Gazelle" are totally off!, they must be pronouncing it incorrectly, the letter G has a "J" pronunciation in Giselle, so there's no similarity. As for the supermodel thing I don't see why people have to insist on connecting the name to her!, she's just another celibrity and I'm sure she'll soon be forgotten; However, the name is a classic.
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2008
Very pretty name, in Latin American countries/(Spanish Speaking) this name is commonly spelled "GISEL" rather than Gisele/Giselle.
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2008
This is Beyonce Knowles' middle name. Look it up. It's very pretty by the way.
-- kool_babe14  6/1/2009
Actress Olivia de Havilland has a daughter named Giselle, born in 1956.
-- bananarama  9/2/2009
Giselle does remind me of gazelle. It sounds very graceful and fragile (gazelles look fragile but they're not).
-- Milena Scialfa  12/31/2009
Giselle is such a beautiful, graceful name - it reminds me of ballerinas and it's not over-used.
I think names like Alison, Frances, Marguerite, Philippa, Rosamond and Sylvia make pretty middle names for Giselle.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2010
I looked this name up because I had never heard of it before and an old friend on facebook just named their daughter a version of it. She named her Gizella and for short is calling her Z. When I first saw it I immediately thought of the African gazelle and thought ewww. However I soon realized I was pronouncing it wrong and with the right pronunciation it's just lovely! I prefer the original spelling Giselle(a). I imagine this name will catch on pretty quickly with how pretty it is which in turn will be good for the Giselles out there since there will be less mispronouncing!
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2010
It gives a very 'oh la la' feel to it. Another variation of the name that I've seen is 'Izelle' which is also quite pretty.
-- Lexxy  6/29/2010
I would not name my child something that means "hostage". I mean, you might as well be naming your child "victim" or "human sacrifice". AWFUL meaning! Besides, it sounds too much like "gazelle". For some reason I think Giselle sounds kind of ghetto. Still, it beats Amanda.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2010
I can't decide between Gisela and Giselle - I like the un-gazelle aspect of Gisela but also like the ballerina association of Giselle. They're both nice and I like how they're not overused.
Gisela Marion and Giselle Deborah are pretty.
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2010
I really love the French pronunciation, but the English makes me think of a very bad word. :X Haha.
-- Chrila96  12/18/2010
Yes my name is Giselle and it has been with me for 56 years. I can tell you that having this name as a child made me feel uncomfortable, I only met one other person with my name when I was 8 years of age. If I had been living in Quebec maybe I wouldn't of felt like a target for those who did not appreciate the French aspect. Now I am pleased that others see the name as both beautiful and exotic (in a sense). I am bilingual (je parle francais). People for the longest time did not know how to pronounce my name: Gi is pronounced G as in the English letter G. The Se is pronounced as in Z (english) and ad the L. If you can say GZL together ( in English), there you go. It is not G as in Guy and do not ad the I it is not Guyzelle. That drives me nuts. Okay that is it. Please when trying to pronounce a name take the time to understand the phonetics.
-- giselle  8/28/2011
I personally think the name Giselle is beautiful. A part of my daughter's first name (one of these days) is Giselle (spelled with one "l")However my mother is not a fan, she said it reminds her of the african animal gazelle, but like the name, a gazelle is a beautiful animal so the name still wins.
-- JoyTaMar  12/24/2012
This name has a terrible meaning & its sounds really... weird when said aloud.
-- citylights  8/27/2013
I'm not a big fan of Giselle. I'd say it's at the very least 'okay'. Do not like the Spanish version Gisela at all.
-- Bajafresh  10/5/2013
My name is Giselle, and I love it! I was named after the ballet, and I have been a dancer for 10 years. Boys at my school tease me for a slang word my name sounds like, but a lot of my friends call me Gazelle for fun. I have only met one person who shared my name, I met her at Disney when I was 7. When I was 9, Enchanted came out, and Giselle is the name of the princess. I dressed up as a princess for 3 years after that!
-- cyclopsgirl14  12/16/2013
No offense to anyone who has this name or just simply likes it, but I personally find it ugly. Same with all its spellings and variants
I picture 'Giselle' on an unnattractive type of woman which is to comical extent. Stereotypical levels.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2014

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