The name Isobel is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "pledged to God". Isobel and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
The Scottish spelling of Isabel has a definite character of her own, the 'o' giving her an extra infusion of strength but also an element of confusion. How do you pronounce that? Answer: Exactly like Isabel or Isabelle.
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.