Meaning and Name Origin
Isabel \i-sa-bel\ 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.
Isabel▲ has 43 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 and Yzobelle.
For more information, see also the related girl name Franisbel.
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 (#16885 out of 88799, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Isabel for girls. Isabel reached its peak rank of #83 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is currently at #144. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Isabel and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Isabel (#144 the previous year) are Bell, Bella (#70 the previous year), Belle, Elizabeth (#14), Isa, Isabela (#717), Isabell, Isabella (#4), Isabelle (#96), Isobel, Izabella (#200) and Izabelle. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Bell, Belle, Isa and Isabell becoming less in vogue. The most trendy names for newborns in this list are Bella (#70), Isabel (#144), Isabella (#4), Isabelle (#96) and Izabella (#200), with Bella, Isabel, Isabella and Isabelle going through a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Isabel▲ is pronounced similarly to Ysabell. This name tends to be less frequently used than Isabel.