Isabella Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: i-zə-BEHL-ə (key)

Origin of the name Isabella:

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

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Meanings and history of the name Isabella

Origin of Isabella: Spanish and Italian variation of Elizabeth, Hebrew
Meaning of Isabella: "pledged or consecrated to God"

Beautiful (Italian).

Queen Isabella of Spain dispatched Christopher Columbus for the New World.

Isabelline or Isabella, is a pale grey-yellow, pale fawn, pale cream-brown or parchment colour. It is primarily found in animal coat colouring, particularly plumage colour in birds and, in Europe, in horses. It also has historically been applied to fashion. The first known record of the word was in 1600 as "Isabella colour"; this use later became interchangeable in literature with "Isabelline" after the latter was introduced into print in 1859. The origin of the word is unclear; the uncertainty prompted by this has generated several attempts to provide an etymology and led to one prominent legend.

Famous real-life people named Isabella

* Isabella Bird (1831-1904), a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, and a natural historian
* Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840–1924), an American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts
* Isabella Rossellini (born 1952), an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model
* Princess Isabella of Denmark (born 2007), daughter of Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
* Isabella Andreini, a 16th century Italian actress and writer. The Isabella role of the Commedia dell'arte, was named after her.
* Isabella Belfer, oldest woman imprisoned in Israel
* Isabella Boylston, American ballet dancer
* Isabella Acres, American child actress
* Isabella, the name of many queens and other royalty
* Isabella Claire Lachey (b. 2006), daughter of American singer and actor Drew Lachey
* Isabella Damon (b. 2006), daughter of American actor, film producer, philanthropist, and screenwriter Matt Damon
* Isabella Sophia Gracin (b. 2008), daughter of American country music singer Josh Gracin
* Isabella Damla Güvenilir (b. 2009) Turkish child actress

Isabella in song, story & screen

* Isabella (commedia dell'arte), a stock character in Italian Comedy
* Isabella (Is for short), a character in the film Read It and Weep
* Isabella, a character in Measure for Measure by Shakespeare
* Isabella Linton, Edgar Linton's sister in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
* Isabella Thorpe, a character in Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
* Isabella Knightley, Emma's sister in Emma by Jane Austen
* Isabella Garcia-Shapiro, a main character in the Disney Channel series, Phineas and Ferb
* Isabella "Bella" Swan, protagonist of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
* Isabella, daughter of Mia Jones in the show Degrassi: The Next Generation
* Daisuke "Isabella" Yamamoto, a character in the manga series Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa
* Belle Black, a former character on the American soap opera Days of our Lives
* Isabella Braña Williams, a former character on the American soap opera The Young and the Restless
* Isabella "Bella" Hartley, from H2O: Just Add Water
* Isabella "Izzy" Fuentes, from I'm in the Band
* Isabella, a 1988 film from India
* Isabella, a 2006 film from Hong Kong
* Isabella, a 2002 album by German Schlager group Die Flippers
* Isabella, an 1849 painting by John Everett Millais, also known as Lorenzo and Isabella
* Isabella, a novel by Finnish author Kaari Utrio
* "Isabella" (The Sopranos episode), the twelfth episode of the TV show
* "Isabella, or the Pot of Basil", a narrative poem by John Keats adapted from a story in Boccaccio's Decameron
* Isobel, a song on Post, the 1995 album by Björk
* Isabel, a character in "Fools Rush In"
* Isabella, a lorry in Thomas the Tank Engine

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