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Isabella Name Meaning (Variations, Origins, & Cool Monikers)

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Isabella is a Spanish, Latin, and Italian girl name that ranks #7 in the most popular names for girls in the US, according to data from the SSA (Social Security Administration). (1)

What’s the meaning of the name “Isabella”? It actually has several meanings:

  • “Consecrated to God
  • “Devoted to God” 
  • God is my oath”
  • “Pledged to God” 
  • “Beautiful promise”


This popular baby name also has many variants, including “Isabela,” a Disney name after a character in the animated movie “Encanto.


Information About Isabella

Isabella Name Meaning, Origin, & History

  • God is my oath” or “pledged to God” – meaning as a Spanish and Italian variant of the Hebrew name Elisheba
  • “Devoted to God” – meaning as a variation of Elizabeth


Does The Name Isabella Mean Beautiful?

From the root word “bella” (beautiful), Isabella can also be a Hebrew name that means “beautiful promise.”


Isabella Italian Name Meaning

  • “Consecrated to God


Isabella American Name Meaning

  • “Devoted to God


Isabella Hebrew Name Meaning

  • “Beautiful promise”
  • “Devoted to God


Isabella Spanish Name Meaning

  • “My God is bountiful.”
  • God of plenty.”
  • “Devoted to God.”


Isabella Shakespearean Name Meaning

  • Virtuous, chaste, and brave character in “Measure for Measure



  • Is-ah-bell-ah
  • Ee-sah-bell-lah


Is Isabella A Last Name?

Isabella is also a last name, but it ranks among the rarest in the US. (2)


What’s the Gender Of Isabella?

Isabella is primarily a girl name but can have male variants such as “Isa.”


Yes. It ranks #7 among the most popular girl names in the US. (1)


Isabella Popularity Trend Over The Years

Isabella has been popular since the year 2000, with a ranking within the top 50 girl names. (1)*

Beginning in 2004, Isabella has been ranking in the top 10 up to this day, including garnering the #1 spot in 2009 and 2010.

*Using the SSA’s search feature (


Isabella Popularity In US States

Isabella ranks in the top 5 names for female births in 2021 (latest data) in these five US states: (3)

  • Nevada – #2
  • Florida – #3
  • New Mexico – #4
  • Texas – #4
  • Arizona – #5


FAQs About Isabella Name Meaning

What Does Isabella Mean Biblically?

“Isabella” isn’t found in the Bible but has roots in the biblical girl namesElisheba,” “Elizabeth,” and “Jezebel.”


Is Isabella A Royal Name?

Yes. Several historical or fictional queens and princesses in England, Portugal, Hungary, and France were named “Isabella.”


What Color Is Linked To Isabella?

With its links to “Isabelline,” the name Isabella can also be associated with the yellow-gray color.


What’s The Personality Of Someone Named Isabella?

An Isabella might be noble, regal, and elegant because of its common use as a royal name.


What’s The Irish Name For Isabella?

  • Sibéal


Isabella Girl Name Variations

  • Aliza
  • Bess
  • Beth
  • Betsy
  • Bette
  • Bettie
  • Betty
  • Elisabeth
  • Elisheba
  • Eliza
  • Elizabeth
  • Ellie
  • Elsa
  • Elsbet
  • Elsbeth
  • Else
  • Elspet
  • Elspeth
  • Isabal
  • Isabel
  • Isabela
  • Isabele
  • Isabeli
  • Isabelita
  • Isabellae
  • Isabelle 
  • Isbel
  • Iseaabal
  • Ishbel
  • Isobel
  • Isobell
  • Isobelle
  • Issabel
  • Isabetta
  • Issie
  • Izabel
  • Izabele
  • Izabella
  • Izabelle
  • Libby
  • Lisbeth
  • Liz
  • Liza
  • Lizzie
  • Sabella
  • Sibéal
  • Ysabel
  • Ysabell
  • Ysabella
  • Ysabelle
  • Ysbella


Isabella Unisex & Boy Name Variations

  • Isa
  • Isabello


What Are Some Nicknames & Diminutives For Isabella?

  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Isa
  • Issie
  • Iz
  • Izzie
  • Izzy


Names You Can Pair With Isabella

Middle Names For Girls To Pair With Isabella

  • Anne
  • Grace
  • Lillian
  • Nicole
  • Rose


Suggested Twin Or Sibling Names

Isabella’s Sister Names

  • Anna
  • Annette
  • Belen
  • Evelina
  • Mirabella


Isabella’s Brother Names

  • Alexander
  • Dennis
  • Elisha
  • Gabriel
  • Michael
  • Sebastian


Rhyming Or Similar Names 

  • Aida
  • Alessia
  • Alexa
  • Alexandra
  • Amelia
  • Anastasia
  • Angelina
  • Anna
  • Aurora
  • Carmella
  • Ella
  • Emma
  • Gabriella
  • Gianna
  • Liliana
  • Maria
  • Mia
  • Olivia
  • Rosabella
  • Savannah
  • Siena
  • Sophia
  • Stella
  • Valeria
  • Vivianna


Other Baby Girl Names That Start with I

  • Inez
  • Ingrid
  • Isadora
  • Isla
  • Ivy


Famous Isabella Celebrities & Figures

  • Isabella – Princess of Bavaria, Duchess of Genoa
  • Isabella Acres – American actress
  • Isabella Boylston – American ballerina
  • Isabella Clara Eugenia – Infante of Spain as the daughter of Philip II of Spain
  • Isabella Delves Broughton Blow – English magazine editor
  • Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe – Princess of Denmark and daughter of Crown Prince Frederik
  • Isabella IQueen of Castile in the 1470s
  • Isabella Mary Beeton – English cookbook author, editor, journalist, and writer
  • Isabella of Angouleme – Queen Consort of England in 1200s
  • Isabella of Aragon – Name of several queen consorts of Germany, Portugal, and France
  • Isabella of Austria – Queen Consort of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway in the 1520s
  • Isabella of France – Queen Consort of England in the 1320s
  • Isabella of Portugal – Name of some queen consorts of Castile, Portugal, and Spain
  • Isabella of Savoy – Crown princess of Modena (Italy)
  • Isabella Rossellini – American-Italian actress, philanthropist, filmmaker, model, and author
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner – American socialite and art collector 
  • Isabella Tobias – American-born Israeli ice dancer


Famous Bellas & Other Name Variations

  • Bella Thorne – American actress and model
  • Bella Hadid (full name IsabellaBella” Khair Hadid) – American model


Fictional Characters Named Isabella In Pop Culture & Fiction

  • Daisuke “Isabella” Yamamoto – Anime girl name after a character in “Paradise Kiss
  • Isabella – Main character in Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure
  • Isabella “Bella” Swan – Character in the “Twilight series
  • Isabella Camherst/Trent – Main character in “The Natural History of Dragons” book series
  • Isabella Garcia-Shapiro – Character in the animated series “Phineas and Ferb
  • Isabella Knightley – Character in “Emma,” a book by Jane Austen
  • Isabella Linton- Character in “Wuthering Heights


Celebrities Who Chose Isabella Names For Their Babies

  • Isabella “Bella” Loggins – Daughter of singer Kenny Loggins
  • Isabella Damon – Daughter of actor Matt Damon
  • Isabella Jane “Bella” Cruise – Daughter of celebrities Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
  • Isabella Patricia Phillips – Daughter of actor Lou Diamond Phillips


Celebrities With Isabella As Last Name

  • American comic book writer Tony Isabella
  • Canadian musical artist Kira Isabella


Isabella In Songs

  • Isabella” by Tom Jobim
  • Sensuella Isabella” by Tomas Ledin


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