Isabeau

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Gender: F Meaning of Isabeau: "pledged to God" Origin of Isabeau: French variation of Isabel

With Isabel getting so popular, parents are searching for new varieties of the name, and Isabeau is one that makes a lovely French twist.

Isabeau of Bavaria was the wife of King Charles VI of France--and it was possibly a nickname for Elisabeth. It is also the name of an opera by Pietro Mascagni, a retelling of the medieval English legend of Lady Godiva, and in the 1985 film Ladyhawke, Michelle Pfeiffer plays the heroine, Lady Isabeau d'Arjou, who assumes the form of a hawk during the day.

Famous People Named Isabeau

Isabeau of Bavaria, Queen consort of Charles VI of France
Isabeau of Brittany, daughter of Francis II, Duke of Brittany
Ysabeau S. Wilce, American author of young adult fantasy novels

Pop Culture References for the Name Isabeau

"Isabeau," opera by Pietro Mascagni and its main character
Isabeau d'Anjou, character in movie "Ladyhawke"
Isabeau "Bo" Dennis, main character on TV's "Lost Girl"
Isabeau, character in Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie's Wicked series
Isaboe, character in Melina Marchetta's Lumatere Chronicles
Isabeau St. Croix, vampire in The Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey
Beau means "handsome" in French, used to describe a male; the female equivalent is Belle

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