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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.ee-za-BEL-la Italian
ee-za-BE-la German
iz-ə-BEL-ə English
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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 Ukrainian Bethan Welsh
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