Other Origin(s):German
If you're looking for something jazzier than Giselle, try out its less common sibling, Jazelle. This girl's name has French roots and stems from the German word gisíl, which means "pledge." Since the 10th century, this name's many forms have inspired fictional characters full of mystery and magic. The romantic ballet Giselle made the name famous in the mid-1800s and is considered a masterpiece in the craft. It tells the tale of a beautiful peasant girl whose love for a nobleman remains—even after her untimely death. As a ghost, she dances her little heart out and saves her great love from despair. Not to worry if your darling Jazelle has two left feet! They're sure to find their calling soon enough and light up the world with their big heart and brilliant mind.
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