Gizgala was a village in the territory of the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Ellar (Kotayk, Abovyan) district, and present-day Kotayk province. It was located 26 km to the northeast of the village of Ellar. The name of the village was noted as “Gizgala” in “The Iravan Province Review Book” and marked as “Gizgalasi kurgan” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 149 in 1873, 210 in 1886, 237 in 1897, 297 in 1904, 345 in 1914 and 380 Azerbaijanis in 1916. The Azerbaijanis were exposed to the attacks of Armenian armed units, massacred or driven out from the village in 1918. The Armenians removed from abroad were settled in the village. After the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenia, the village was inhabited by four Azerbaijanis in 1922. However, they were also ousted from the village in 1923–1925. The village was abolished in 1960.

The toponym was coined by combining the phonetic form of the ethnonym “Giz/Ghuz/Ghiz” of the Oghuz tribe and the word “gala”.