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Meaning and name origin

Isabel \i-sa-bel\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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 popular first name for females (#313 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16885 out of 88799, Top 19%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Isabel for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Isabel name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Isabel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Isabella (#4), Elizabeth (#14), Bella (#70), Isabelle (#96), Isabel (#144), Izabella (#200), Isabela (#717), Izabelle, Isobel, Belle, Bell, Isa and Isabell. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Isabella, Elizabeth, Bella, Isabelle, Isabel, Izabella, Isabela, Izabelle, Isobel, Belle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bell, Isa, Isabell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isabella, Elizabeth, Bella, Isabelle, Isabel outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Izabella, Isabela, Isobel, Belle, Isa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Isabel is also pronounced similarly to Ysabell. This name tends to be less commonly used than Isabel.


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