Meaning and Origin of: Isabella

Isabella meaning and origin

Girl name origins & meanings

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

What does Isabella mean and stand for?

The name Isabella comes from the Hebrew name Elisheba, a form of Elizabeth. Isabella, meaning consecrated or pledged to God, has origins in Italian and Spanish. It is also a form of Isabel and has a rich history in medieval royals.

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese : from the female personal name Isabella (see Isbell).

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According to Social Security Administration data, Isabella has been consistently popular, remaining in the top five since 2006, and in the top 50 since 2000.

However, it is the 52nd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in July 2015.

Isabella has been used throughout history and is the name of many European queens and was also by Shakespeare. Today it is more popular than ever thanks to the popular book and movie series Twilight and its main character Isabella ‘Bella’ Swan. Its popularity can also be attributed to actress Isabella Rossellini and Lake Isabella in California.

Where is it Popular?

Isabella was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Isabella

  • Bella
  • Izzy
  • Isa

Pairs well with these middle names