Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gisela f. Old High German gīsal 'pledge, hostage'.

The name of a 10th C queen consort of the Franks and an 11th C queen consort of Hungary.

Czech Republic
Latin
1349 Giczle (dat) chlumecky 103; 1356 Hizsle (dat) ibid. 183, p. 29
1356 Hisla (dat) chlumecky 182, p. 29
France
Latin
c823 Gysla (nom) irminon-vol2 17, Ved; c1000 Gislę (gen) CartSavII 172; c1030 Gisla (nom) StVdM-II 714; 1038 Gisle (gen) ibid. 719, Gislę (gen) ibid. 719; 1135 Gisla (abl) clairvaux-12thc 7
Germany
Latin
822x875 Ghysla (abl) TradCorb §100; 896 Kisla (nom) quix-vol1 6; 1041 Gisile (gen) ibid. 59; 1147 Gisila (nom) mairhofer XXIV, Gisile (nom) ibid. XXVI; 1151 Gisila (nom) ibid. XXXVII
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Gisla (nom) BBC-Berg 6
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gisela". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Gisela.