Meaning and Origin of: Isabel

The name Isabel is of Spanish and Hebrew origin and means "consecrated to God."
Meaning and Origin of Isabel

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Consecrated to God
  • Spanish : Consecrated to God; variation of Elizabeth

What does Isabel mean and stand for?

The name Isabel is of Spanish and Hebrew origin and means "consecrated to God." During the Middle Ages, it was derived from the European name Elizabeth. It spread throughout France, Portugal, and Spain in the 13th century. It became quite the royal name afterwards.

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English, French, and Portuguese : from the female personal name Isabel (see Isbell).
  • Isabel and Isabelle are documented as family names in Trois Rivières, Quebec, in 1648. Other families, from Normandy, France, are documented in Sainte-Famille, Quebec, in 1669.

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Isabel has been rapidly decreasing in popularity. It did, however, hold a position in the top 100 until 2009. It's sister spelling, Isabelle, has actually surpassed it in the past few years.

However, it is the 19th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabel was at its peak popularity in October 2017.

Isabel is the Spanish version of Isabelle, and has become quite popular. Some notable namesakes include novelist Isabel Allende, Isabel Lucas, designer Isabel Toledo, and actress Isabel Bigley. Recently, Angela Kinsey gave the name some new life after she chose it for her daughter, following the suit of actress Natasha Klauss and Victor Gomez, TV journalist Michael Crick, and TV presenter Ben Mulroney and designer Jessica Brownstein. Isabel has been an insanely popular name in pop culture, as well, appearing in The Portrait of a Lady, Roswell, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and Hannah Montana.

Where is it Popular?

Isabel was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Isabel

  • Belle
  • Bella
  • Izzy

Pairs well with these middle names