The name Isabel is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "pledged to God". Isabel is ranked #139 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".
From the experts:
The charming Isabel is hugely fashionable again, a century after its first wave of success. And it's easy to see why: it's ladylike (a la Isabel Archer in Henry James's Portrait of a Lady) and melodic, traditional yet slightly offbeat. Isabel sounds smart as well as pretty.
Two noted cultural namesakes are Chilean author Isabel Allende and painter Isabel Bishop, as well as Cuban-American fashion designer Isabel Toledo.
The only downside: with Isabella's recent popularity, there are so many other little Isabels, Isabelles, Isabellas, Belles, and Bellas, yours would be far from unique.
The Office's Angela Kinsley named her baby girl Isabel, and Annette Bening and Warren Beatty have a teen-aged Isabel.
.Isabelle is the French version, Isabella the Italian one, and Isobel the Scottish spelling, which has a definite character of her own, the 'o' giving her an extra infusion of strength.
Nifty nicknames include Izzy, Ibby, Isa and Belle.
Lists containing Isabel
- Best Girl Names Starting with Vowels
- Sparkling Summer Baby Names
- Classic Celebrity Baby Names
- Saints' Names for Girls
- Exoticized Names
- Classic Girl Names
- International Variations of Elizabeth
- Yupster Baby Names for Girls
- Cool Baby Names That Start With I
- Old-Fashioned Baby Names
- Traditional Baby Names
- Royal Names for Girls
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