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Isabel - Meaning of Isabel

What does Isabel mean?

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[ 3 syll. i-sa-bel, is-ab-el ] The baby girl name Isabel is pronounced IHZ-ah-BehL (English), iy-Zae-BEHL (French), iy-Zaa-BEHL (German), or iy-Saa-BEHL (Spanish) †. Isabel has its origins in the Hebrew language. It is used largely in the English, Portuguese, Provençal, Scandinavian, Spanish, French, and German languages. Biblical name: The name was used as the medieval Spanish form of Elizabeth; the latter being taken by the Spanish to comprise of 'El-' meaning 'the' and the French name Ilsabeth, which became the French Ilsabeau, and finally Isabel with the usual Spanish ending for a feminine name.

Various forms of Isabel were borne by members of royalty and queen consorts, including the wife of King John of England, Isabella of Angoulême (1187-1246), and the wife of King Edward II of England, Isabella of France (1295-1358), both of whom brought the name from France and introduced it to England after marrying English kings. English speakers adopted the name without replacing the use of the popular Elizabeth, and it became highly popular in the 13th and 14th centuries. The name was also borne by the powerful Spanish Queen Isabella of Castille (1451-1504), who funded Christopher Columbus' expeditions. In literature, it is the name of the heroine in William Shakespeare's play Measure for Measure (1604) and the central young woman in John Keats' poem 'Isabella, or the Pot of Basil' (1818). The name later saw a revival in the late 19th century.

Isabel is a variant of Elizabeth (English, Greek, and Hebrew) in the English, Portuguese, Provenal, Scandinavian, and Spanish languages.

Isabel is also a variant of Isabella.

Isabel is also a variant of Isabelle (English, French, and German).

What are the Variant Forms of Isabel?




The name Isabel is used to a great extent; it has 83 variants that are used in English and foreign languages. Variants of the name used in English include Chavela, Chavella, Ibbi, Ibby, Isabal, Isabeau (used in French as well), Isabela (used in Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish as well), Isabele, Isabeli, Isabelia, Isabella (used in Dutch, German, Italian, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Spanish as well), Isabelle (used in French and German as well), Isabello, Isahel, Isahella, Isahelle, Iseabail (used in Gaelic and Scottish as well), Isibel, Isibela, Isibell, Isibella, Isibelle, Isobael, Isobail, Isobel (used in Scottish as well), Isobell, Isobella, Isobelle, Isohel, and Isona. Other English forms include the short forms Bel, Belle (used in French as well), Isa (used in Spanish, Dutch, German, and Italian as well), Isbel, and Isi, the diminutives Belicia (used in Spanish and as well), Belita (used in Spanish and as well), Bella (used in Spanish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, and Scottish as well), Bellita, Ella (used in Italian as well), Ellis, Ib, Ibbie, Isabelita (used in Spanish and as well), Issie, Izzie, Izzy, and Sabella, and the variant spellings Isabell (used in French, and German as well) and Ysabel (used in Spanish and as well).

Foreign variants include Beileag (Scottish), Bela (Russian), Belica (Spanish), Chabela (Hebrew and Spanish), Chabi (Spanish), Chava (Spanish), Elisa (Spanish), Ikabela (Hawaiian), Isabelina (Hebrew), Iseabal (Scottish), Ishbel (Scottish), Isibeal (Irish), Isibéal (Irish), Izabel (Hungarian, Polish, and Portuguese), Izabela (Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian), Izabele (Russian), Izabella (Hungarian and Polish), Liseta (Spanish), Sabela (Galician), Sibeal (Irish), Sibéal (Irish), and Zabel (Armenian). Specific foreign variants include the short form Iza (Spanish, Dutch, and Polish), and the diminutives Belia (Spanish), Chabeli (Spanish), and Chabelita (Spanish).


See also the related forms, Ana Isabel, Maribel, Marisabel, and María Isabel.

See also the related categories, medieval, queen, powerful, heroine (conqueror), biblical, portuguese, wife (sister), spanish, literature, young, french, england, scandinavian, and german.

Isabel is popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity rose from the 1950s up to the 2000s. At the peak of its usage in 2003, 0.192% of baby girls were given the name Isabel. It had a ranking of #83 then. The baby name has fallen in popularity since then. In 2016, it ranked at #145 with a usage of 0.109%. Out of the family of girl names directly linked to Isabel, Isabella was the most popular. It was more frequently used than Isabel by 7 times in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Isabel include Isabele, Isabelle, Isibel, Isibell, Izabel, Izabele, Izabell, Ysabel, Yzabel, Ikabele, Ikabell, Isabell, Iseabail, Isobel, Ysbaele, Ysbale, Isabela, Isabeli, Isabello, and Izabela.

† Pronunciation for Isabel: 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)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"

Meaning of Isabel Meaning of Isa Meaning of Iza Meaning of Belle Meaning of Bel Meaning of Bella Meaning of Izzy Meaning of Ella Meaning of Ellis Meaning of Itzel Meaning of Ikabela Meaning of Ibby Meaning of Chavella Meaning of Bela Meaning of Isabelle Meaning of Isabella Meaning of María Isabel Meaning of Maribel Meaning of Elizabeth Meaning of Ana Isabel Meaning of Marisabel
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