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.
Associated with: oath.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Isabelma, Isabelsa, ..
(male) Isabeliah, Isabello, .. Middle name pairings:
Isabella Jade (I.J.), ..
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)
Isabella reached its peak rank of #1 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is currently at #5. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Isabella (#5 last year) are Bella (#74 last year), Elizabeth (#13), Ella (#18), Isabel (#149), Isabela (#769), Isabell (#1295), Isabelle (#94), Isobel, Izabel (#1674), Izabella (#234), Izabelle (#1153), 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 2.92%, ▼45.8%), with versions such as Elizabeth becoming less trendy. Ella, Isabella and Isabelle are three of the more trendy baby names among these.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.