What does Isobel mean?
Isobel /iso-bel/ [3 sylls.] 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).
Isobel has 29 more related variations via Elizabeth, Isabel: Bel, Chabeli, Esabeau, Ib, Ibbie, Ilse, Isa▼, Isabeau, Isabela▲, Isabelita, Isabella▲, Isbel, Ishbel, Isobella, Issie, Issy, Izabella▲, Izzie, Leisel, Leizel, Libbey, Liesel, Lisbet, Lisel, Lizbet, Lysbet, Lyzbet, Ysabeau and Ysabella.Kreatif forms: Iobel, Ioisobel, Isobelio. [more]
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Isobel for girls. Isobel was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #899 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Isobel ranked in the Top 1000 are Elizabeth (#14 in 2014), Isa, Isabel (#144), Isabela (#717), Isabell, Isabella (#4), Isabelle (#96), Izabella (#200) and Izabelle. Variants like Ilse are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak in 2006 (usage of 0.533%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4825%, down 9.5%), with the forms Isa and Isabell becoming less in vogue. The more fashionable baby names in this compilation are Isabel (#144), Isabela (#717), Isabella (#4), Isabelle (#96) and Izabella (#200), and there is also a rebound in birth name popularity for Isabel, Isabella and Isabelle. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Isobel and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)