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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gisel

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From Proto-Germanic *gīslaz, a loanword from Proto-Celtic *gēstlos (compare Old Irish gíall (“hostage”), Welsh gwystl). Cognate with Old Saxon gīsal, Middle Dutch gisel (Dutch gijzelaar), Old High German gīsal (German Geisel), Old Norse gísl.

  1. a hostage
    He him aðas swor and gislas salde. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)
    He swore oaths to them and gave them hostages.

How popular is the baby name Gisel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 5 5 0
1970 5 5 0
1971 5 5 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 6 6 0
1975 15 15 0
1976 8 8 0
1977 15 15 0
1978 18 18 0
1979 5 5 0
1980 14 14 0
1981 12 12 0
1982 13 13 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 8 8 0
1986 18 18 0
1987 13 13 0
1988 17 17 0
1989 27 27 0
1990 30 30 0
1991 14 14 0
1992 26 26 0
1993 47 47 0
1994 42 42 0
1995 51 51 0
1996 27 27 0
1997 75 75 0
1998 104 104 0
1999 114 114 0
2000 102 102 0
2001 91 91 0
2002 105 105 0
2003 111 111 0
2004 110 110 0
2005 113 113 0
2006 107 107 0
2007 105 105 0
2008 93 93 0
2009 89 89 0
2010 80 80 0
2011 63 63 0
2012 39 39 0
2013 48 48 0
2014 52 52 0
2015 20 20 0
2016 22 22 0
2017 25 25 0

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Popularity of Gisel as a first name

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Popularity of Gisel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gisel U.S.
  White 96.02% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gisel

People with the last name Gisel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gisel

  • How Popular is the name Gisel? Gisel is the 6,493rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Gisel was the 83,226th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gisel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,145 babies born with the first name Gisel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gisel to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gisel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gisel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gisel is Friday, March 5th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Gisel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gisel was in 1999 with a total of 114 babies.
  • Random Gisel Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gisel is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Gisel: Your name in reverse order is Lesig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lgsie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gisel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 226 people with the last name Gisel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gisel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gisel as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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