User comments for Isabelle

Meaning/History
Usage
Pronunciation
Famous Bearer
Personal Impression
Other
1
Isabelle is one of my favourite names. It's elegant and refined and reminds me of beauty. Anyone called Isabelle must be beautiful. There are lots of cute nicknames for Isabelle — Isa, Izzy, Belle, Bella, Abi if you think about it, Ella, Ellie etc., but I prefer just Isabelle. It sounds better. And if they're twins, Chloe and Isabelle, definitely.
BeccyLeader2  6/7/2018
1
Isabelle Huppert, superb French actress.
Kosta  2/12/2018
1
Isabelle Caro was a French model and actress from Marseille, France, who became well known after appearing in a controversial advertising campaign "No Anorexia" which showed Caro with vertebrae and facial bones showing under her skin in a picture by photographer Oliviero Toscani.
lilolaf  7/14/2017
1
My name is Isabelle. I was born in '99 and I've never met another Isabelle spelled the same way, but I've known/known of about five other girls with variations of it (Isabel, Isabella). I didn't like my name as a child because of how it looked when I wrote it. Now that I'm older I love it as many do. I love being called Isabelle in full, and I don't mind when substitute teachers call me Isabella. I prefer Belle to Bella, and Bella to Izzy. My mom calls me Isa (EE-SAH) and also Ris like Wrist without the T?

I think Isabelle has an ethereal youth to it, it reminds me of soft beauty. It has a strength to it, yet it is not harsh. To me, it is kind. I think it complements a girl as she ages. It is playful for a child, lovely for a young woman, strong for a mother.
isabellet91  1/26/2017
1
Isabelle Geffroy, better known by the nickname Zaz, is a French singer-songwriter who mixes jazzy styles, French variety, soul and acoustic. She is famous for her hit "Je veux", from her first album, Zaz, released on 10 May 2010.
cutenose  1/12/2017
1
I prefer the Scottish version Isobel (pronounced the same as Isabelle).
― Anonymous User  12/14/2016
2
My name is Isabelle and I love it. When I was younger I thought it was weird and used to be made fun of for it. It is a classic name that is not very popular with my age group (I was born in 1999). However, it has grown enormously popular since 2010. My name is unique, but something that is still familiar. I have always been called Belle and Bella by my family. I was called "Izzy" when I was in grade school by my friends, but it wore off. I particularly like being called Belle and Bella by those I am close to.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2016
1
Although both names are nice, I like Isabelle more. Isabella vs Isabelle, my decision would go to Isabelle.
― Anonymous User  10/7/2016
1
Isabelle Yasmina Adjani is a French film actress and singer. A five-time winner of the César Award for Best Actress, she won for Possession, One Deadly Summer Camille Claudel, La Reine Margot and Skirt Day.
cutenose  5/25/2016
2
My 18 year old daughter is Isabelle. She likes it. She says the boys really like it. :) We named her because we wanted something classic, pretty, feminine, and looked good on a resume. She always makes a joke that most of the Isabelles she ever meets are either 3 or 93, so she has never been in the same class with another Isabelle.
aseverson  5/16/2016
2
I personally like this name better than Isabella, this sounds too childish. The -belle at the end makes this name perfect for someone younger and older. It sounds very sophisticated.
cziehl  11/23/2015
0
In French Isabelle is pronounced very differently than in English.

Isabelle
Ee-ssah-bell

I- in French is pronounced like a long e

S- pronounced with sibilantly. NOT like a z in English.
cziehl  11/23/2015
1
This name is popular but Isabella is more popular. Oh well, it's beautiful! No wonder a lot of people like it! I might use it someday too!
― Anonymous User  11/1/2015
2
I love this name, I didn't really care for it until the game Animal Crossing New Leaf came out with a character named Isabelle (she's a cutie).

Also, if a name is popular you can still use it, don't be so put off by it.
(such a pet peeve of mine on every comment section on here).
― Anonymous User  10/13/2015
1
I love this name; I find myself wishing I was named Isabelle! It might be too popular now for me though. Maybe in 20 years when if I have kids it won't be!
al84  9/24/2015
1
I absolutely LOVE this name. It's getting a bit too popular for my taste, but in a little while it should be fine. In a world overrun by 5-year-old Isabellas, Isabelle is a good change.
actingfun  8/23/2015
1
This might be a stretch, but this spelling of the name could mean "is a beauty." Belle in French means "beauty," and the first part of the name sounds like the English "is a." So cute!
― Anonymous User  6/12/2015
1
This is my middle name. I really like the spelling this way because I think it looks more professional and just looks nicer. :)
.Morgan.Isabelle.  5/31/2015
1
I personally don't find Isabelle to be too popular. I love the name. Maybe it's just me, because I also don't know a single Ashley... Anyway, despite ANY popularity whatsoever, a pretty name is a pretty name, and this name is pretty.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2015
1
Isabelle Trick (also known as Yagami Reina) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2015
1
Isabelle is a beautiful, elegant, stunning, classy and awesome name! :D.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2015
1
Sounds like 'eez a bell', which my hubby said could be he's a bell... so I'm not too keen on it.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2015
1
I love the name Isabelle lol cause it's my name and my family calls me Belle, and my friends call me Izzy.
IzzyBelle  12/19/2014
1
Isabelle is a main character in Brian Selznick's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
hkols  9/30/2014
1
My name is Isabelle. I wanted to be called Izzy for a while, then changed the spelling to Issie. But I prefer Belle because it's so cute! My name (Isabelle Mettle) is rather odd though, because it sounds like a question. But personally, It's the best name ever!
BelleMettle  7/11/2014
1
Isabelle Sophia Lightwood is the name of a character in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2013
1
In France, this name screams 1960's. It was really, really popular in the 60's and 70's, and is now very rare. It's funny that this name is more popular for little girls in the US while it most likely belongs to a 40-something in France. It's a gorgeous name nonetheless, way better than Isabella, which I can't stand.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
1
I love this name, way better than Isabella. It's just very feminine and sweet. I just hate the other spellings Isabel and Isobel. The 'le' ending makes the name more complete.
MelissaR  4/11/2013
1
Even though it's kind of common, it's not as overused as the way too Spanish/Italian Isabella. I personally like this spelling and Isabel/Isobel, but this one seems a little more old fashioned to me. The name izzy completely ruins the name though, imagine a grown woman named izzy!
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
1
I used to have a friend named Isabelle, who went by Bobbi. She was so cool, but I don't really like the name. I think it's too popular.
LittleC  12/15/2012
1
Isabelle (1295-1358) was the daughter of King Philippe IV of France and his wife Johanna.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
1
Isabelle (1308-1349) was the daughter of King Philippe V of France and his wife Joan of Burgundy.
CarolinW  7/17/2012
1
Isabelle (1348-1372) was the daughter of King Jean II of France and his first wife Bonne. She later married the Duke of Milan.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
1
Isabelle (1373-1377) was the daughter of King Charles V of France and his wife Jeanne.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
1
Isabelle (1389-1409) was the daughter of King Charles VI and his wife Isabeau of Bavaria.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
1
Isabelle (1225-1269) was the daughter of King Louis VIII of France and his wife Blanca of Castile.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
1
Isabelle (1241-1271) was the daughter of King Louix IX of France and his wife Margaret.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
1
Isabelle Fuhrman (b. 1997 in Washington, D.C.) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
1
Isabelle is a beautiful name. It is feminine, elegant, sophisticated, strong, royal, has a lot of history, and an old-fashioned, vintage charm. Reminds me of the art-deco era.
Ages well, too.
I also like the other spellings, Isabel (Spanish) and Isobel (Scottish), but somehow I find Isabelle the most beautiful. That French touch at the end gives that little extra.
Agnes_Georgina  2/26/2012
1
Love, love, love Isabelle. I don't care for other spellings. It sounds refined, intelligent, and practical. I would seriously consider it if I have a girl.
GibsonGirl  11/5/2011
1
Isabelle is a pretty name, but I like the Spanish spelling better.
EmmyT.  7/31/2011
1
My own first name is Isabelle, pronounced in the French way. My mother's from Denmark, and my father's from Algeria so they had to pick a name that fitted both languages! Therefor: Isabelle, the French way ;)
Well, I LOVE my name, and I've NEVER and I repeat NEVER met anyone with the name Isabelle, other than me. Though I know two girls with the name; Isabella.
I prefer Isabelle from Isobel, Isobelle, Isabella, and Isabel. (:
I've never had a nickname that haves anything to do with Isabelle, though one of my friends like to call me Bella, and another asked me if she could call me Isabella, and another can't pronounce Isabelle, so she calls me Isabella! Well.. I guess I have some nick names anyway! (:
isabelle777  4/22/2011
1
I love this name. I think it's very classy and cute, and ages very well at the same time. I DESPISE the nickname Izzy however. I think it sounds like the sound a buzzing fly makes. Belle would be kind of cute as a nickname.
Chrila96  11/13/2010
1
I love the French pronunciation of this name. I find it to be glamorous and beautifully French--certainly one of the best names the language has given. I also love to say it--it feels very indulgent on my tongue what with all the stress put into the syllables!
Shahzadi  8/28/2010
2
My name is Isabelle and I am very happy with it. It's a simple, strong, but still quite unusual name with lots of nicknames! I get called everything from Belle, Bella, Isa, Issa and certain teachers call me Isabella. Here, in Sweden, it's not THAT usual and especially not in my age group!
Oh, and I have never been made fun of for it, which a lot of my friends have for theirs. A few people have tried to rhyme something stupid with it but they haven't succeeded.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2009
2
This name is also used in the Netherlands where it is pronounced ee-sah-BEL-luh. [noted -ed]
renee06  7/3/2009
1
There are so many little Isabelle and Isabella toddlers running around nowadays, and whenever I hear one of them being called Izzy, I want to puke. That nickname just sucks the beauty right out of this name. It's a gross and ignorant nickname. I can deal with Belle and Bella, but I prefer no nickname for this name at all. It's gorgeous in itself.
UnicornMacMac  5/25/2009
1
I love the name Isabelle. I'm not too fond of Isabel or Isabella even though they are similar.
Fire1815  9/7/2008
1
I love Isabelle! It's so classy and lovely! Much prettier than Isabella. And this is my favorite spelling, I don't like Isabel, Isobel, or any other spelling, I like Isabelle. I love the nicknames Izzie or Belle.
harry_sent_me  4/29/2008
1
Fleur Isabelle Delacour is a character in the Harry Potter series. She was in the Triwizard Tournament and went to Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. She is married to Bill Weasley, and they have two daughters, Victoire and Dominique, and a son, Louis. She also has a sister named Gabrielle.
harry_sent_me  4/29/2008
1
Isabelle is such a beautiful name.
Wednesday Addams  4/26/2008
2
It's certainly a beautiful, classy name with an air of sophistication, and it sounds good on children and women alike, but it's also very common, and has become immensely popular. I actually prefer this to Isabella, as it just makes me think of a childhood friend of my sister's too much. I think this name is nicer with the stress on the second syllable.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
1
My name is Isabelle, and lots of you imagine Belle as a nickname, but I have only ever got nicknames relating to the IZ sound (Izzie, Izzabob, Izzibee etc hehe) I also know quite a few other Isabelles and not one of them gets called Belle. To be honest I would hate it if people started calling me Belle!
i-heart-me  2/25/2008
1
This is a cool name. Sounds like you're saying "is a bell".
jasmineenimsaj  2/7/2008
1
Very pretty.
Marilyn Monroe  11/28/2007
-1
Boring, boring, boring. Uptight and boring. Still, it's better than Isabella, Isabel and other variations.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
1
Teddy Landau & singer Michelle Branch have a daughter Isabelle Landau was born 3rd August, 2005 in Los Angeles.
Karcoolka  9/9/2007
1
Actually, Michelle Branch's daughter is named Owen Isabelle.
KrisMichelle  10/3/2007
1
I love this name! When I hear the name I think Is A Bell.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2007
1
Isabeau is a medieval form of the name.
lillinparadise  9/7/2007
1
Sydney's daughter on the tv-show "Alias" is called Isabelle Bristow Vaughn.
FriedaPS  7/31/2007
1
Isabelle is not THAT popular. Isabella is. They are very close though so that doesn't make it much better. I happen to love it with the nickname Belle although my husband likes Izzie better.
scarletcorset  7/27/2007
1
American actress Marlee Matlin & Kevin Grandalski have a daughter Isabelle Grandalski, who was born on 26th December 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
Karcoolka  6/5/2007
1
I think this is a very pretty name. I know two Isabelles personally. One is a friend, who goes by Isa, Izzie and Belle. The other is a little girl I babysit, who goes by Issy. I prefer Belle, Bella and Izzie but it's a gorgeous name regardless. I can't choose whether I prefer Isabelle, Isabel or Isobel, though.
Belle  2/11/2007
0
I like this name because it's classic and femenine, and the pronunciation is beautiful. I like names like that, I was debating what second (middle) name to give my daughter between: Isabelle, Gabrielle, Danielle. I decided on Isabelle, Her first name is going to be Nevaeh, so her complete name will be Nevaeh Isabelle. ^_^
PrincessDaisy323  1/22/2007
1
I love this name but unfortunatly this site has no reccord of the name Isobelle which I think is much prettier than Isabelle.
maddy_01  1/15/2007
1
Perhaps my favourite female name; I love the spelling and just the sound of it: it's so feminine and refined.
Lizdebiz  12/9/2006
1
Isabelle Dinoire is the first person in history to recieve a face transplant.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
1
Listen to the German pronunciation of Isabelle here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  9/3/2006
1
My friend is called Isabelle and I think it is really pretty.
babiirach  8/3/2006
1
My little sister is called Isabelle, and I think this is a gorgeous name! It's classy, ladylike and cute at the same time!
Little Danielle  7/10/2006
1
The English pronunciation of this name is very similar to the French, only the French (and Germans) place the accent the second syllible, so it's is-AH-belle, while in English it's is-a-BELLE.
avalah  6/28/2006
1
This is a gorgeous name, but I prefer the way Isabel looks.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
1
Isabelle is a very elegant pretty name. I love the nickname Belle.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
1
I like this name! It's absolutely pretty, sweet and elegant. And yeah, I agree it's much prettier than Isabel and Isabella. I guess French "belle" makes this name so lovely.
Lily Anastasia  3/3/2006
1
I really like this name. Feminine without the frills. I think "Belle" would make a lovely nickname.
Labonne  2/24/2006
1
I like this version better than Isabel or Isabella. And it sounds like a very classy lady-like name.
iwant2baurora  11/2/2005

Add a Comment

Comments are left by users of this website. They are not checked for accuracy.