Isobel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Isobel

Isobel

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).

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Comments and insights on the name Isobel: | Edit

Isobel actually did rank in the top 1000 nationwide in the early 1900's.

Personal experiences with the name Isobel: | Edit

Is "Isobel" the standard spelling of "Isabel" in the UK? SOmeone we know there ALWAYS spells our daughter's name this way.

No it is not the standard spelling (I should know, it's my name) I would guess that the person you referred to is more familiar with this spelling so assumes it is the correct one. God knows I've been called Isabelle enough times

I live in England and I automatically spell it in Isabelle or Isobel, although Isabelle seems a bit more common.

I have heard it's a Scottish spelling.

Its a Scottish spelling

My grandmother used this spelling for her daughter so people would not ask her, "Is-a-bell necessary on a bicycle?"

Nicknames for Isobel: | Edit

Izzie, Iso, Isa, Bell, Ellie, Izzy, Issy, Igloo, Izz, Fizz, Iggy, Bella, Belle, Wizzy, Lizzy, Liz, Bel, Baby Bel, Iggs, Fizzy, Dizzy, Bells, Belly

Meanings and history of the name Isobel: | Edit

Isobel is the Scottish form of Isabel, a Spanish variant of Elizabeth meaning "God is my oath".

Famous real-life people named Isobel: | Edit

Isobel of Huntingdon, Scottish princess and ancestor of Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland.
Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer, composer, and cellist.
Isobel Miller Kuhn, missionary
Isobelle Carmody, Australian science-fiction writer
Isobel Bird, American author
Isobel Hawking Stephen Hawking's mom

Isobel in song, story & screen: | Edit

Isobel Crawley, character on TV series "Downton Abbey"
Dr. Isobel Katherine Stevens, character on TV show "Grey's Anatomy"

The wonderful Bjork song, "Isobel

Isobel Granger from "a Little princess", she's only mentioned once but still

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