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What does Isabella mean?

Isabella /is-abel-la/ as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Isabella means "God is my oath". Isabella is an alternate spelling of Elizabeth (Hebrew). Isabella is also a variation of Isabel (Hebrew). See also Bella, Ella and Marisela.


Isabella has 4 variants: Isabela, Isobella, Izabella and Ysabella.

Isabella has 16 more alternative forms via Elizabeth, Isabel: Isabeau, Isabele, Isabelita, Isabell, Isabelle, Isbel, Ishbel, Isobel, Isobell, Isobelle, Izabel, Izabelle, Sabella, Sabelle, Ysabel and Yzabelle.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Isabelia, Isabelma, ..

(male) Isabeliah, Isabello, ..

How popular is Isabella?

Isabella is a very prominent first name for women (#997 out of 4276, Top 23%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#23638 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Isabella for girls. Isabella reached its peak rank of #1 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is currently at #4. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Isabella (#4 last year) are Bella (#70 last year), Elizabeth (#14), Ella (#17), Isabel (#144), Isabela (#717), Isabell (#1235), Isabelle (#96), Isobel, Izabel (#1484), Izabella (#200), Izabelle (#1128), Marisela, Ysabel and Ysabella. Other variants, like Isobella, are seldom used. These forms of Isabella were at the top of their popularity in the 1880s (adoption of 5.4%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 3.03%, 44%), with versions such as Elizabeth becoming less trendy. The trendier girl names here are Bella, Ella, Isabella, Isabelle and Izabella.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isabella, Bella, Elizabeth, Ella, Isabel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isabela, Isabell, Isabelle, Isobel, Izabel in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Abella, Aldabella, Amabelle, Anabella, Anabelle, Annabella, Arabela, Arabella, Arabelle, Arbella, Camella, Corabella, Danella, Estella, Estrella, Gazella, Gianella, Gracella, Idella, Janella, Jezabella, Kamella, Labella, Lavella, Mabelle, Madella, Marella, Mirabella, Nabeela, Nanella, Orabella, Orabelle, Orbella, Pamella, Raella, Rafella, Robella, Rosabella, Rosabelle, Sabilla, Sabylla, Sadella, Samella, Shanella, Sibella, Sybella, Yabell (see Ysabel), Yabella, Yabelle, Ysabell, Ysabelle and Ysbella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Isabella.