Isabel Gender Female Origin Word/Name Hebrew via Greek and Latin. Meaning "God's Promise" (from the Hebrew "Elisheba") Other names Related names "Elisheba" & "Elisheva" (Hebrew), " Elisabel" (Medieval Latin), Isabell & "'Ysabel"' (Spanish), (Italian), Isabella (French, Dutch, German), Isabelle Izabela, Isobel & "Ishbel" (Scots Gaelic), Ysabeau, (English) Elizabeth Isabel ( / / ) is a [1 ] Romance-language given name. It is related to (French, Dutch, German, Isabelle Catalan, Provençal), (Italian), and the English Isabella . Elizabeth Etymology [edit ]
This set of names is a southwestern European variant of the
Hebrew name , also represented in English and other western languages as Elisheva . It first appeared in medieval Elizabeth Provençal as Elisabel. Guido Gómez de Silva states that these names are derived from the Latin and Greek renderings of the Hebrew name based on both etymological and contextual evidence (the use of Isabel as a translation of the name of the mother of John the Baptist). [2 ]
The variant form originated through the loss of the first syllable and the replacement of final /t/ with /l/ (as /t/ does not appear word-finally in standard Spanish).
Both forms of the name exist concurrently in Italian ( [3 ] Isabella and Elisabetta) and French ( Isabelle and Élisabeth). Both names have been borrowed into multiple other languages, giving rise to various local forms. Popularity [edit ]
In 2013 Isabella was the tenth
most popular name for girls in Australia. [4 ] Royalty [edit ] Queens [edit ] Other royalty [edit ] Isabella d'Anjou (c. 1101/1107–1154), Abbess of Fontevrault, wife of William Adelin Isabella of England (1214 – December 1, 1241), daughter of King John of England and Isabella of Angoulême, wife of Frederick II Hohenstaufen " Stupor Mundi", Holy Roman Emperor Isabella of Antioch (13th century), regent of Jerusalem Isabella of Mar (c. 1277–1296), first wife of Robert I of Scotland Princess Isabella of Armenia (died c. 1321) Princess Isabella of Portugal (1397–1471), wife and political advisor of Philip III, Duke of Burgundy Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (1400–1453) Isabella of Bourbon (1436–1465), wife of Charles, Duke of Burgundy Marchioness Isabella d'Este (1474–1539), wife of Francesco II of Gonzaga Isabella of Portugal (1503–1539), also known as Isabel of Aviz, consort of emperor Charles V Isabella Jagiellon (1519–1559), wife of John Szapolyai Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (1566–1633), wife of Archduke Albert of Austria Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846–1921), Princess Imperial of Brazil, daughter of Pedro II of Brazil, abolished slavery in Brazil Isabelle, Comtesse de Paris (1911–2003) Princess Isabella of Denmark (born 2007) Isabel of Portugal (disambiguation) Saints [edit ] Other famous people [edit ] Isabel Allende, Chilean author and niece of Salvador Allende Isabel Bayrakdarian, Canadian-Armenian lyric soprano Isabella Clark, wife of Prime Minister of Canada Sir John A. Macdonald Isabel Godin des Odonais, traveler in the Amazon Basin Isabel Martínez de Perón, President of Argentina (1974–1976) and third wife of Juan Perón Ishbel Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, author Isabel Sanford, American actress Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model Isabella MacDuff, Countess of Buchan, supporter of Robert the Bruce Ships [edit ] , a ship sunk in the Falkland Islands in 1813 Isabella Places [edit ] Hurricanes [edit ] See also [edit ] Bibliography [edit ]