"maid," mid-15c., especially in reference to Joan of Arc (called in Old French la pucelle from c.1423), according to French sources from Vulgar Latin *pulicella "maid" (cf. Italian pulcella), diminutive of Latin pulla, fem. of pullus "young animal" (see foal (n.)), but there are difficulties with this derivation. Also in English, 16c., "a drab, a slut."
Examples from the Web for pucelle
The apologists for the Pucelle exhibit the doctrine of individualism in one of its worst issues.Voltaire|John Morley
For three years the account-books of Orleans are silent about this strange Pucelle.
But the song is past, and my passion can wait, till the pucelle is more harmonious.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III|Thomas Moore
But certainly the role of the Pucelle is either by two different hands, or the one author was 'in two minds' about the heroine.
On the “Pucelle” you were occupied during a generation of mortal men.Letters to Dead Authors|Andrew Lang