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What does Gisela mean?


Name:
Gisela
Pronunciation:
\gi-se-la\
Gender:
girl
Meaning:
pledge; hostage
Origin:
German
Relate Names:
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Variant Forms:
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Popularity

Gisela is a very popular first name for women (#1192 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Gisela \gi-se-la\ as a girl's name is a variant of Giselle (French, Old German), and the meaning of Gisela is "pledge; hostage". The baby name Gisela sounds like Gizela, Gisella, Gisele and Jisela. Other similar baby names are Giselda, Asela, Sissela, Sisely, Lisel, Gila, Geela, Gizella, Ghisella, Ghisele, Giula and Ginella.