[ 4 syll. i-sa-bel-la, is-abe-lla ] The baby girl name Isabella is pronounced as ihZahBEHLah (English) †. Isabella is used predominantly in Spanish, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Romanian, and Scandinavian, and it is derived from Hebrew origins. The name became popular among English speakers in the 18th century.
In addition, Isabella is a variation (Spanish) of the name Elizabeth (English, Greek, and Hebrew).
Isabella is also a variation (Dutch, English, German, Italian, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Spanish) of Isabel.
Isabella has 27 variations that are used in English and other languages. English variations include Ihapera, Isabal, Isabel, Isabele, Isabeli, Isabell, Iseabail, Iseabal, Iseabel, Isebella, Isibeal, Isibel, Issie, Izabell, Izzy, and Sabelle. Other English forms include the contracted forms Bella (used in Spanish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, and Scottish too), Isa (used in Spanish, Dutch, German, and Italian too), and Sabella, the diminutive form Bell, and the spelling variants Isobella, Issabella, Izabella (used in Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, too), and Ysabella. Isabelina (Portuguese), Isabelita (Spanish), and Zabel (Armenian) are variations of Isabella that are used in other languages. The origin and thus the meaning of Isabella is inherited by all variant forms.
See also the related form, Isla (English and Scottish).
Isabella is a very popular baby name for girls, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1980s. At the recent peak of its usage in 2010, 1.171% of baby girls were named Isabella. It ranked at #1 then. In 2012, its usage was 0.985% and its ranking #3, and it was the most popular out of all girl names in its group. In 2012, 97% more girls were named Isabella than the next most popular name, Elizabeth.
Baby names that sound like Isabella include Isibela, Ikabela, Ikabele, Ikabella, Isabela, Isabele, Isabeli, Isabello, Isibeal, Izabela, Izabele, Izabella, Ysabella, Yzabela, Isabelia, Ikabel, Ikabell, Ikabelle, Iqbal, and Isabal.
† Pronunciation for Isabella: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Isabella:
Activist Isabella Baumfree, born Isabella Baumfree, 1797 - 26 November 1883, Hurley, New York.
Royalty Isabella of Castille, born 1451 - 1504, Madrigal de las Altas Torras, Spain.