ISABELLA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ee-zah-BEL-lah (Italian), iz-ə-BEL-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Latinate form of ISABEL. This name was borne by many medieval royals, including queen consorts of England, France, Portugal, the Holy Roman Empire and Hungary, as well as the powerful ruling queen Isabella of Castile (properly called Isabel).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Isabel, Isabell (German), Isabel, Isbel, Isebella, Izabelle (English), Isabelle (Dutch), Isabela (Romanian)
DIMINUTIVES: Isa (Italian), Isa (German), Bella, Belle, Ibbie, Issy, Izzy, Libbie, Libby, Sabella (English), Isa (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Zabel (Armenian), Elixabete (Basque), Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth (Biblical), Elisabet (Biblical Greek), Elisheba (Biblical Hebrew), Elisabeth (Biblical Latin), Elisaveta (Bulgarian), Elizabeta (Croatian), Alžběta, Izabela (Czech), Eliisabet, Liisa, Liisu (Estonian), Elisabet, Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi (Finnish), Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Lili, Lilian, Liliane, Lise, Lisette (French), Sabela (Galician), Elisabed, Eliso (Georgian), Elisavet (Greek), Elikapeka (Hawaiian), Elisheva (Hebrew), Erzsébet, Izabella, Bözsi, Erzsi, Liliána, Liza, Zsóka (Hungarian), Elísabet (Icelandic), Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal (Irish), Elžbieta, Elzė (Lithuanian), Elisaveta (Macedonian), Ealisaid (Manx), Ibb (Medieval English), Isabel (Medieval Occitan), Isabèl (Occitan), Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Liliana (Polish), Isabel, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Isabela, Liliana (Portuguese), Lílian (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Elizaveta, Yelizaveta (Russian), Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias (Scottish), Jelisaveta (Serbian), Alžbeta (Slovak), Elizabeta (Slovene), Isabel, Ysabel, Elisa, Isa, Isabela, Liliana (Spanish), Yelyzaveta (Ukrainian)
Popularity
United States  ranked #3 
England/Wales  ranked #10 
Canada (BC)  ranked #8 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #9 
Austria  ranked #30 
Chile  ranked #89 
Denmark  ranked #5 
Iceland  ranked #23 
Ireland  ranked #50 
Netherlands  ranked #43 
New Zealand  ranked #9 
Northern Ireland  ranked #31 
Norway  ranked #48 
Scotland  ranked #43 
Sweden  ranked #35