Much nicer than Isabel. I love the French vibes Isabelle gives. Isabelle Madeleine would be a nice combo, or Isabelle Sophie.
It has Animal Crossing association and I like Isabelle the dog. I love it as much as Isabella! Haters stop hating; both names are beautiful! Isabella is just very popular while Isabelle is less common.
This is SOOOO much better than Isabella. For one it's less popular, and for two it's just so elegant and beautiful.
I love this name and gave it to my daughter as her middle name. It’s fun to say “[firstname] is a bell, [firstname] is a clarinet,” etc. I made up a whole song with a different instrument for each letter of the alphabet.

Isabel is also pretty but we went with Isabelle as a nod to Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Very pretty and a lot better than Isabel or Isabella.
Not a fan and the nickname Izzy is just awful.
I knew 2 sisters, Isabelle and Abigail but they both went by the nicknames “Izzy” and “Abbie”.
I liked this name 18-20 years ago. It seems dated and overused at this point.
I honestly prefer Isabelle over Isabella any day. Isabella is cool, but way too common for my liking.
I personally love this name. My daughter's name is Isabelle Mae and it couldn't fit her any better. I picked this name as when she was born it wasn't commonly heard and it was old fashioned to me. I grew up listening to my mother talk of her granny Isabel, which was a last name. People who don't like it don't comment then.
My girlfriend is named Isabelle. I like it more then Isabella, it's less common and prettier. Not my favorite name but still pretty.
Isabelle is a shihtzu character from Animal Crossing.
Sounds sweeter than Isabella.
Isabelle is an amazing name. Please don’t listen to trolls.
Screw you guys who say Isabelle is a hideous name. I LOVE my name.
Hideous name.
My name is GREAT... but is Isa the real short name?
Ah yes, my name. Personally I alternate between love and hate of it (as a 15 year old girl). As mentioned in this comment thread, Bella or Belle is a nickname which is hated/never used by folks with the name. It gets confusing sometimes when you have someone who has the same name (well Isabella) or a very similar one to you. Always used Izzy more as it is shorter and sounds less stuck up. My main reason for hating it over the years being how feminine it is as I was and still am extremely tomboyish though it is growing on me as I grow up. Another reason being that I have to spell it out to avoid Isabella, Isabel, Isabell and many other variations. Despite that fact, I do like it much more than the other spellings and variations, especially Isobelle/Isobel of which is what my father wanted to call me after he couldn't get his way with Esmeralda. However, French won out. It sounds better on some folks over others.

Sorry for the ramble
Isabelle is a quite pretty name, and I prefer it to Isabella. It is simple and sweet, easy to pronounce, and isn't as popular as Isabella. It is yet another lovely way around the name 'Elizabeth'. However, despite the fact that Isabella ranks higher in the name popularity chart for the United States, I have met a lot more people with the name Isabelle than Isabella in my area. If you want to name your child Isabelle, be aware that there probably will be another Isabelle in her class, and she most likely will have to specify which Isabelle she is. I prefer Isabel, Ysabel, Isabell and Isobel. Isabel/Isabèl is very easy to pronounce in Spanish, Occitan, Portuguese, French, German, and Dutch, and is shorter and not as common. Ysabel may look strange, but is not as common as Isabel and can be pronounced in Spanish easily. Isabell is easy to pronounce in German, and is also less common than Isabel. Isobel is very easy to pronounce in Scots. :)
So pretty, timeless, and sophisticated!
Boring name, *yawn*
Very pretty. I prefer this over Isabel.
So pretty! Better than Isabella.
Isabelle is the name of a prominent NPC from the Animal Crossing game series, who made her debut in the series entry "New Leaf".
Not a big fan of long names, but this spelling is okay. I still prefer it spelt Isabel though.
This is actually my name! I really like it because its feminine, elegant, and bold. :3.
This name is horrible. It is way too common and gets really confusing. However I do not mind the version Bella or Belle as this is less common but still an abbreviation of it. If you are thinking of calling your daughter this then just think about the popularity of it which is in fact not good. Also, they say the name reflects the person and picking a unique name will give a better personality for the person.
English: This is such a great name. I really love it. It is so much better, in my opinion, than Isabella.

Espanol: Este es un gran nombre. Me encanta de verdad. Es mucho mejor, en mi opinión, que Isabella.

Francais: C'est un si grand nom. Je l'aime vraiment. C'est tellement mieux, à mon avis, qu'Isabella.
I love this name! Middle names sound really pretty with it! Isabelle Eliora, Isabelle Aviva, Isabelle Anya, Isabelle Eliana, Isabelle Elise, Isabelle Juniper. Love love love!
Quite nice! Much more sophisticated than Isabella.
This is my second middle name (paired with Jennifer, so my middle name is Jennifer Isabelle). I would feel incomplete without Isabelle, I feel like it ties together my whole name. Generally, I find Isabelle very elegant, classy, graceful, beautiful, and feminine, especially as a first name.
This name is so pretty, and I like it better than Isabella. In total I know about 4 or 5 Isabella’s but only 1 Isabelle. It is so pretty!
In my opinion, this is quite a pretty name that I can picture on both a dog and a grown adult. The Animal Crossing association is also a very nice thing as well, even though most people probably won't think of that.
Isabelle Palmer is the 2014 American Girl of the year. She is a ballet dancer and has her own movie, “Isabelle Dances Into The Spotlight”.
Isabelle is my name, I was born in 1970 in French Canada and it was extremely popular back then. Never really liked it because it was so common in my age group!
Nickname was always Isa (Eee-za), would have not liked to be called Belle.
I love this name. If I had to choose which form I like more - Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Isobel or something else - I wouldn't know what to pick, I like them all. But Isabelle has such a special feel, very elegant and youthful, delicate and refined, kinda smooth and gentle, but not without certain strength. It is a very feminine, sophisticated, quite regal name in my opinion.
Isabelle is a French speech synthesiser produced by Cepstral.
Isabelle Sofia Maria Erkendal is a Swedish Eurodance musician. She was a member of the Swedish band Peaches and now is a part of a music project called Innesi, formerly known as The Lonely Girl.
Isabelle is also used occasionally in Poland. Last year, there were 5 girls born in Poland who were given the name Isabelle, and the name was 401st in the ranking.
A famous barer is Isabelle “Bella” Swan from The Twilight Saga.
In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Isabelle who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 807th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
I prefer the Isabel spelling but this is cute too.
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.
Isabelle Huppert, superb French actress.
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.
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.
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.
I prefer the Scottish version Isobel (pronounced the same as Isabelle).
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.
Although both names are nice, I like Isabelle more. Isabella vs Isabelle, my decision would go to Isabelle.
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.
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.
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.
In French Isabelle is pronounced very differently than in English.


I- in French is pronounced like a long e

S- pronounced with sibilantly. NOT like a z in English.
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!
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).
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!
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.
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!
This is my middle name. I really like the spelling this way because I think it looks more professional and just looks nicer. :)
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.
Isabelle Trick (also known as Yagami Reina) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
Isabelle is a beautiful, elegant, stunning, classy and awesome name! :D.
Sounds like 'eez a bell', which my hubby said could be he's a bell... so I'm not too keen on it.
I love the name Isabelle lol cause it's my name and my family calls me Belle, and my friends call me Izzy.
Isabelle is a main character in Brian Selznick's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
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!
Isabelle Sophia Lightwood is the name of a character in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Isabelle (1295-1358) was the daughter of King Philippe IV of France and his wife Johanna.
Isabelle (1308-1349) was the daughter of King Philippe V of France and his wife Joan of Burgundy.
Isabelle (1348-1372) was the daughter of King Jean II of France and his first wife Bonne. She later married the Duke of Milan.
Isabelle (1373-1377) was the daughter of King Charles V of France and his wife Jeanne.
Isabelle (1389-1409) was the daughter of King Charles VI and his wife Isabeau of Bavaria.
Isabelle (1225-1269) was the daughter of King Louis VIII of France and his wife Blanca of Castile.
Isabelle (1241-1271) was the daughter of King Louix IX of France and his wife Margaret.
Isabelle Fuhrman (b. 1997 in Washington, D.C.) is an American actress.
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.
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.
Isabelle is a pretty name, but I like the Spanish spelling better.
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! (:
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.
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!
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.
This name is also used in the Netherlands where it is pronounced ee-sah-BEL-luh. [noted -ed]
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.
I love the name Isabelle. I'm not too fond of Isabel or Isabella even though they are similar.
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.
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.
Isabelle is such a beautiful name.
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.
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!
This is a cool name. Sounds like you're saying "is a bell".
Very pretty.
Boring, boring, boring. Uptight and boring. Still, it's better than Isabella, Isabel and other variations.
Teddy Landau & singer Michelle Branch have a daughter Isabelle Landau was born 3rd August, 2005 in Los Angeles.
Actually, Michelle Branch's daughter is named Owen Isabelle.
I love this name! When I hear the name I think Is A Bell.
Isabeau is a medieval form of the name.
Sydney's daughter on the tv-show "Alias" is called Isabelle Bristow Vaughn.
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.
American actress Marlee Matlin & Kevin Grandalski have a daughter Isabelle Grandalski, who was born on 26th December 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
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.
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. ^_^
I love this name but unfortunatly this site has no reccord of the name Isobelle which I think is much prettier than Isabelle.
Perhaps my favourite female name; I love the spelling and just the sound of it: it's so feminine and refined.
Isabelle Dinoire is the first person in history to recieve a face transplant.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Isabelle here:
My friend is called Isabelle and I think it is really pretty.
My little sister is called Isabelle, and I think this is a gorgeous name! It's classy, ladylike and cute at the same time!
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.
This is a gorgeous name, but I prefer the way Isabel looks.
Isabelle is a very elegant pretty name. I love the nickname Belle.
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.
I really like this name. Feminine without the frills. I think "Belle" would make a lovely nickname.
I like this version better than Isabel or Isabella. And it sounds like a very classy lady-like name.

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