Origin : Spanish and Italian variation of Elizabeth, Hebrew

pledged to God

The name Isabella is a girl's name of Hebrew, Spanish, Italian origin meaning "pledged to God". Isabella is the Latinate form of Isabel, a variation of Elizabeth which originally derived from the Hebrew name Elisheba. Variations Isabelle and Isabel are also popular, with the Scottish spelling Isobel another possibility. Newer alternatives include Sabella and Isabetta. Isabella is a major superstar among popular girls' names. Isabella was the top girls' name in the US for two years running- from 2009 to 2010—due at least in part to the 'Twilight' effect and lead character Isabella 'Bella' Swan. Isabella has incredible cross-cultural appeal, feeling both modern and traditional, and is popular among parents ranging from Anglophile to Hispanic, and more feminine and romantic than Isabel. An amazing success story for a name that wasn't even in the Top 1000 in the 1980's. Part of the reason Isabella is so successful is that it appeals in a wide variety of ways to a large number of parents. It's feminine but also classic, has a long history as a royal and classic Spanish name for girls yet is comfortable on the international stage. Some parents choose it to get to the short form Bella, while others prefer to use the irreverent Izzy or Issy, while still others insist on using it in its full four-syllable glory. Isabella is familiar through various European queens, and was used by Shakespeare in Measure for Measure.

Popularity of name Isabella over time

There are 335775 people in the U.S. with the first name Isabella, this name was mostly popular in 2010 with popularity 22913 .

Isabella is used for both genders.

0.11 percent of people with the first name Isabella are man

99.89 percent of people with the first name Isabella are woman

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Most Famous People Named Isabella

character in Jane Austen's "Emma"
character in Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey"
character in "Wuthering Heights"
Queen consort of Edward II of England
character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Queen consort of John of England
Queen consort of John II of Castile; mother of Isabella I of Castile
character in the Twilight series
character in "Orlando Furioso" by Torquato Tasso
character in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie"
character in movie "Read It and Weep"
character on "Galavant"
character on animated series "Phineas and Ferb"
a character in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure"
Queen consort of Christian II of Denmark
Queen consort of Frederick the Fair of Germany
Queen of Spain
Infanta of Spain
Queen consort of Philip III of France
Queen of Castile
Queens of Jerusalem
character on TV's "Scrubs"
Queen consort of Manuel I of Portugal
Holy Roman Empress consort of Charles V

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