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What does Isobel mean?

Isobel Pronunciation of Isobel as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Isobel means "God is my oath". Isobel is an alternate spelling of Elizabeth (Hebrew). Isobel is also a form of Isabel (Hebrew).




VARIANTS Yzobelle, Yzobel, Yzabelle, Ysobel, Ysabel, Izabelle, Izabel, Isobelle, Isobell, Isabelle, Isabell, Isabele

RELATIONS VIA ELIZABETH, ISABEL Isabeau, Isabela, Isabella, Isbel, Ishbel, Isobella, Issie



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How popular is Isobel?

Isobel is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3324 out of 4276, Top 78%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Isobel was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #1006 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #1658 currently. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Isobel (#1658 IN 2016) ranked in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13), Isabel (#145), Isabela (#822), Isabell (#1441), Isabella (#5), Isabelle (#103), Izabel (#1821), Izabelle (#1374) and Ysabel. Other variants, like Isobella, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Isobel was well-received among parents during 1880-1889 (ADOPTION OF 4.55%) and is now much less (ADOPTION 1.86%, DOWN 59%), with forms such as Isabell becoming less in vogue. Isabella and Isabelle are two of the more chic names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isobel, Elizabeth, Isabel, Isabela, Isabell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isabella, Isabelle, Izabel, Izabelle, Ysabel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Isobel is alike in pronunciation to Ysabell. Other recommended sound-alike names are Amabel, Anabel, Arabel, Asfodel (see Asphodel), Barbel, Coel, Cybel, Estel, Idone, Idonea (see Idona), Ilone, Imogen, Iole, Ione, Isleen, Isme, Isold (see Isolde), Isolda, Isolde, Isolt, Isolte, Isota, Isotta, Isotte (see Isolde), Itzel, Jonel, Lisabel, Lorel, Mabel, Maybel, Noel, Nowel, Orabel, Orbel, Rosabel, Sibel, Sonel, Sorel, Sybel and Ysbel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Isobel.

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