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Gender: F Meaning of Isobel: "pledged to God" Origin of Isobel: Scottish variation of Isabel

The Scottish spelling of Isabel has a definite character of her own, the 'o' giving her an extra infusion of strength.

Isobels have appeared on several high-profile TV shows: Isobel Crawley is Matthew's mother on Downton Abbey, Isobel Fleming is a Vampire Diaries character, and Isobel Stevens was known as Izzie on Grey's Anatomy.

Famous People Named Isobel

Isobel Baillie, Scottish operatic soprano
Isobel Barnett (born Isobel Morag Marshall), Scottish radio and TV personality
Isobel Buchanan, Scottish operatic soprano
Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter formerly of band Belle and Sebastian
Isobel Elsom, English actress
Isobel Gowdie, Scottish woman convicted of witchcraft in 1662
Isobel Hawking, mother of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking
Isobel of Huntingdon, great-grandmother of Robert the Bruce of Scotland
Isobel Joyce, Irish cricketer
Isobel Selina "Belle" Miller Kuhn, Canadian missionary to China
Isobel Lennart, American screenwriter
Isobel "Bel" Powley, British actress
Isobel Mary Redmond, Australian politician

Pop Culture References for the name Isobel

Isobel Flemming, character in The Vampire Diaries series
Dr. Isobel Katherine "Izzie" Stevens, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Isobel Lanley, main character in the Nevermore book series by Kelly Creagh
Isobel Crawley, character on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Isobel Kearney, character on New Zealand soap "Shortland Street"
"Isobel," song by Bjork
"Isobel," song by Dido
Isobel Martin, character in "The Night Circus"