Isabel - girls name

Isabel name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Isabel name meaning:

The name Isabel is a variant of the name Elizabeth, which has Hebrew origins. It is derived from the Hebrew name Elisheba, meaning "God is my oath" or "pledged to God." The name gained popularity in the medieval period, particularly among Spanish and Portuguese-speaking cultures. It has since become widely used in many countries around the world.

Girls named Isabel are often described as intelligent, ambitious, and independent. They are known for their strong-willed nature and determination to achieve their goals. Isabels have a natural charm and are capable of captivating those around them. They are often admired for their confidence, leadership skills, and ability to take charge of situations.

In addition to its traditional meaning and associations, the name Isabel has also been used in various literary works, further enhancing its appeal. It is a timeless name that carries a sense of elegance and sophistication. Overall, the name Isabel represents a strong and resilient individual who is dedicated to their beliefs and possesses the determination to succeed.

Origin: Spanish

Consecrated to God.


Saints names, Victorian names

Related names

Isabel , Chavela, Chavelle, Ibbie, Ibby, Isi, Isobel , Sybil , Tibby, Ysabel, Ysabelle

Other girls names beginning with I


Overall UK ranking: 133 out of 5581

374 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (339)

Historical popularity of Isabel

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