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

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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 of Huntingdon, great-grandmother of Robert the Bruce of Scotland
Isobel Buchanan, Scottish operatic soprano
Isobelle Jane Carmody, Australian novelist
Isobel Lennart, American screenwriter
Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter formerly of band Belle and Sebastian
Isobel Baillie, Scottish operatic soprano
Isobel Barnett (born Isobel Morag Marshall), Scottish radio and TV personality
Isobel Elsom, English actress
Isobel Joyce, Irish cricketer
Isobel Mary Redmond, Australian politician
Isobel Selina "Belle" Miller Kuhn, Canadian missionary to China

Pop Culture References for the Name Isobel

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