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).
VariantsIsabel, Isabell(German) Isabel, Izabelle, Isbel, Isebella(English) Isabelle(Dutch) Isabela(Romanian)
DiminutivesIsa(Italian) Isa(German) Bella, Belle, Ibbie, Issy, Izzy, Libbie, Libby, Sabella(English) Isa(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesZabel(Armenian) Elixabete(Basque) Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth(Biblical) Elisabet(Biblical Greek) Elisheva(Biblical Hebrew) Elisabeth(Biblical Latin) Elisaveta(Bulgarian) Elisabet(Catalan) Elizabeta(Croatian) Alžběta(Czech) Eliisabet, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Elisabet, Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi(Finnish) Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Lili, Liliane, Lise, Lisette(French) Bet, Lys(Frisian) Sabela(Galician) Elisabed, Eliso(Georgian) Elisavet, Elli(Greek) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Erzsébet, Izabella, Bözsi, Erzsi, Lili, Liliána, Zsóka(Hungarian) Elísabet, Elsa(Icelandic) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal(Irish) Bet(Limburgish) Elžbieta, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elisaveta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Isabèl(Occitan) Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Iza, Liliana(Polish) Isabel, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Isabela, Liliana(Portuguese) Eliza, Izabel, 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, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela, Liliana(Spanish) Yelyzaveta, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Bethan(Welsh)
Isabella I of Castile
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