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Meaning of Gisela

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The name Gisela has the following meaning:

Old German for "Pledge" or "Hostage". It is the name of a famous 19th-century ballet in which the heroin, a peasant girl, was betrayed by a noble suitor. Currently identified with the supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Gisela is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

There are no available USA popularity statistics for the name Gisela for the past 100 years. However, the following chart shows the popularity ranking for the name Giselle, of which the name Gisela is a variant.
USA baby name statistics


The name Gisela is very likely a(n) Slavic variant of the name Giselle.

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You might also like to see the other variants of the name Giselle.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Gisela and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Gisela: Boys - Godfrey, Helmer, Hilliard, Orland, Pershing, Werner, Willam, Girls - Adelaide, Etta, Henrietta, Lana, Leoda, Leona, Mina, Both genders - Alice, Ballard, Bertha, Charles, Emerson, Emma


The name Gisela is a variant of Giselle. Other popular variants of the name Giselle are: Ghisele, Ghisella, Gisela (Slavic), Giselda (German), Gisele, Gisella (French), Gisilberhta, Gisli, Gisselle (French), Gizela, Gizella, Gizi (Hungarian), Gizike (Hungarian), Gizus (Hungarian)


We think the name Gisela should fall under the following style category: French.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Gisela to be: A pretty, dark-haired dancer who is very graceful

In one word, you might describe Gisela as a(n) "graceful" person.

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