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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.BEL-ə
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Meaning & History

Short form of ISABELLA and other names ending in bella. It is also associated with the Italian word bella meaning "beautiful".
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 Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella Danish Elisabeth, Isabella, Isabelle, Isa, Liesbeth, Lijsbeth Dutch Eliisabet Estonian Elisabet Finnish Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle French Sabela Galician Elisabed Georgian Elisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Isa, Isabell, Isabella German Elisavet Greek Elikapeka Hawaiian Elisheva Hebrew Erzsébet, Izabella Hungarian Elísabet Icelandic Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal Irish Elisabetta, Isabella Italian Elžbieta Lithuanian Elisaveta Macedonian Ealisaid Manx Ibb Medieval English Isabel Medieval Occitan Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella Norwegian Isabèl Occitan Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Iza Polish Isabel, Belinha, Elisabete, Isabela Portuguese Izabel Portuguese (Brazilian) Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella Romanian Elizaveta, Yelizaveta Russian Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag Scottish Jelisaveta Serbian Alžbeta Slovak Elizabeta Slovene Isabel, Ysabel, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela Spanish Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella Swedish Yelyzaveta Ukrainian

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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute