Giselle

Giselle - A very unique female name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Giselle, meaning pledge/hostage, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1953 on position #1908. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Giselle and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Giselle? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Giselle. The baby girl name Giselle was given to 1,685 baby girls in 2012, ranking #183 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 839 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Giselle peaked in popularity 12 years ago in 2007 on position 134.



Famous with this name

Giselle Eisenberg
Giselle Calderón
Giselle Corbett


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Giselle is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Giselle is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #64 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #854.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Giselle is where you live.


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Giselle origin and meaning

Giselle is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pledge/hostage. To see famous people named Giselle, pop culture references for the name Giselle and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Giselle

We've found the following names that sound similar to Giselle, sorted by popularity.

Gail / Gayle / Gale / Gayla / Gisselle / Galilea / Gisele / Gisela / Gissel / Gizelle /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012183
2011153
2010147
2009134
2008135
2007134
2006169
2005166
2004180
2003183
2002217
2001219
2000212
1999223
1998244
1997315
1996630
1995586
1994604
1993421
1992831
1991839
1990679
1989743
1988810
1987660
1986749
1985701
1984747
1983758
1982886
1981930
19801008
19791068
19781107
19771093
19761190
1975970
19741095
19731208
19721226
19711229
19701373
19691139
19681196
19671026
19661203
19651089
19641272
19631187
19621188
19611249
19601227
19591285
19581036
19571286
19561112
19551081
19541832
19531908

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California64
Nevada72
Texas90
Illinois124
Arizona130
New Mexico140
Delaware155
Rhode Island157
Oregon174
New Jersey179
Colorado191
Massachusetts218
New York228
Florida242
Maryland248
Georgia258
Washington258
Virginia286
Kansas304
South Carolina310
North Carolina319
Idaho360
Michigan389
Indiana399
Wisconsin402
Utah433
Oklahoma473
Tennessee532
Pennsylvania537
Iowa547
Connecticut557
Missouri598
Kentucky600
Minnesota654
Ohio675
Louisiana690
Alabama854

Even more about Giselle


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Giselle a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Giselle?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2007
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Giselle
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 839
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1953
2012 births +1,685

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