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

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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.

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Beau means "handsome" in French and is a word used to describe a male, not a female – the female equivalent is Belle.
Isabeau "Bo" Dennis, main character on the Canadian TV show Lost Girl.
Isabeau, character in Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie's "Wicked" series, about a family feud between a coven of witches called the Cahors and a coven of warlocks called the Devereux.
Isaboe, character in Melina Marchetta's Lumatere Chronicles trilogy novel series, Finnikin of the Rock, Froi of the Exiles, and Quintana of Charyn.
Isabeau St. Croix, "Hound" vampire in "The Drake Chronicles" series by Alyxandra Harvey