Isabel Name Meaning & Origin

Isabel

Pronunciation: I-zə-behl (key)

Origin of the name Isabel:

A Spanish variant of Elizabeth, which is from the Hebrew elīsheba' (God is my oath).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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that's th problem with popular names - they are beautiful, and everyone likes them - that's why they are popular!

In Spanish, the name is pronounced "ee-sah-BEL" with the stress on the last syllable.

Isabel and Blaise are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Isabel is a very classy name.

Personal experiences with the name Isabel: | Edit

I named my daughter Isabel because I thought it could be cute as Izzy or sophisticated -- a girl named Isabel could definitely be President!

Our Isabel is adopted from Guatemala. We wanted a name that was hispanic in origin but also crosses over culture.

My name is Isabel, but I go by Izzi. It was a good name when I was little, but now I am changing it to something more sophisticated, like Bella or just Isabel. Its a good name because it an have so many nicknames.

When I picture an Isabel, I picture her to be blonde and blue eyed

My name is Isabel. Usually I go by Izzie, but my friends call me Bella sometimes. I never really liked the name growing up because I always felt it was spelled wrong. I wished my parents named me added the 'le' to make it feel more complete as Isabelle or the 'a' to make it Isabella. But now I can appreciate the reasons my parents chose it for me and I feel it has really come to suit me and I love that it has so many nicknames. Also, I have brown hair and green eyes.

Nicknames for Isabel: | Edit

Bella
Belle/Bell/Bel
Bells
Bellie
Ibby/Ibbie
Isa/Issa
Izzy/Izzie/Izzi
Lizzie/Lizzy

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Famous real-life people named Isabel: | Edit

Isabel Flores y de Oliva, St. Rosa of Lima
Isabel Sanford, American actress
Isabel Lucas, Australian actress
Isabel Toledo, Cuban-born American designer
Isabel Bishop, American artist and painter
Isabel Bigley, American actress
Isabel Allende, Chilean-American writer
Princess Isabel of Braganza, known as the redemptress, daughter of Brazil's last emperor and responsible for the official abolition of slavery.

Isabel in song, story & screen: | Edit

Isabel, Isabel didn't worry, Isabel didn't scream or scurry -- Ogden Nash poem
Isabel Archer is a character in Henry James's novel "A Portrait of a Lady."
"Maria Isabel", a song that talks about inviting a young lady to put on her hat and go to the beach under the nice warm sun.
Isabel Dalhousie, heroine of Alexander McCall Smith's "Sunday Philosophy Club" series.
Isabel Vane--A character in the book, East Lynne (published in 1861)
Isabel - a song by The Wombats
Isabel Magnolia, a character from the manga and anime series Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin

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