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What does Isabel mean?

Isabel Pronunciation of Isabel as a girls' name is pronounced iz-a-bel. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Isabel is "God is my oath". Spanish variant of Elizabeth. Literary: Henry James named the heroine of his "Portrait of a Lady" Isabel Archer. Isabella is the name of several Spanish queens. See also Chavela. Actresses Isabella Rosellini, Isabelle Adjani; fashion designer Isabel Toledo.


ASSOCIATED WITH oath, heroine, lady (noble), queens


VARIANTS Bel, Belia, Belicia, Belita, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bellita, Chabeli, Chabelita, Ib, Ibbie, Isa, Isabeau, Isabela, Isabele, Isabelita, Isabell, Isabella, Isabelle, Isbel, Ishbel, Isobel, Isobell, Isobella, Isobelle, Issie, Issy, Izabel, Izabella, Izabelle, Izzie, Izzy, Marisabel, Sabella, Sabelle, Ysabeau, Ysabel, Ysabella, Ysobel, Yzabelle, Yzobel, Yzobelle

SEE ALSO Franisbel




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How popular is Isabel?

Isabel is a very prominent first name for females (#313 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#23454 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Isabel reached its peak rank of #83 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is currently at #139. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isabel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isabel outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Isabel (#139 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Belia, Bell, Bella (#48), Belle (#859), Elizabeth (#13), Ibbie, Isa (#1963), Isabela (#817), Isabell (#1508), Isabella (#4), Isabelle (#113), Isobel, Izabel (#1879), Izabella (#260), Izabelle (#1618), Ysabel and Ysabella. Adoption of these relations of Isabel was well-received 8 years ago (AVERAGE #1077) and is almost as widespread today (#1178, DOWN 23.8%), but with versions like Elizabeth becoming less in vogue. Bella, Isabella and Isabelle are three of the more fashionable birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isabel, Belia, Bell, Bella, Belle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Ibbie, Isa, Isabela, Isabell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isabella, Isabelle, Isobel, Izabel, Izabella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Izabelle, Ysabel, Ysabella in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isabel, Bella, Belle, Elizabeth, Isa outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isabella, Isabelle, Isobel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Isabel is pronounced similarly to Ysabell and Ysabelle. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Amabel, Amaybel, Anabel, Annabel, Arabel, Barbel, Batel, Carabel, Carel, Chanel, Corabel, Cybel, Dael, Darel, Estel, Gael, Gayel, Hazel, Ilane, Ilsae, Ilsaie, Isaura, Isaure, Isleen, Isme, Itzel, Jael, Janel, Jayel, Jezabel, Karel, Lael, Lisabel, Mabel, Madel, Marabel, Maybel, Mirabel, Orabel, Orbel, Rahel, Raisabel, Rakel, Rosabel, Shanel, Sharel, Sibel, Sybel and Ysbel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Isabel.

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