Name: Giselle

Origin and Meaning of the Name Giselle

  • Meaning:
    Hostage; pledge
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (ji ZEL)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Giselle)
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Miscellaneous Info for Giselle

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    'Giselle' is a ballet about an innocent maiden (Giselle) who falls in love with a nobleman disguised as a peasant (Albrecht), who is secretly engaged to another woman. When Giselle discovers this she goes mad and dies. She later saves Albrecht from wilis or faeries - betrothed women who were betrayed by their fiancťs, before becoming a wili herself.

    It has recently been used as the name of the protagonist in the Disney film 'Enchanted'.

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