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Updated June 12, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

What does Isabelle mean and stand for?


  • Hebrew: Devoted to God
  • French: Consecrated to God

Gender: Female

Syllables: 3

Pronunciation: The name Isabelle is pronounced iz-ah-bel

The name Isabelle has roots in Hebrew, derived from Elisheba, which means "devoted to God." In French, it also means "consecrated to God." This classic name has maintained its charm and elegance over the centuries, making it a favorite choice for many parents worldwide.

How Popular Is The Name Isabelle

Family name origins & meanings

French and English: see Isbell.

Famous people who gave their babies this name

Isabelle in Pop Culture

Do you know these fictional characters that share this first name?

  • Isabelle from Animal Crossing - A popular and helpful assistant to the player in the village simulation game.
  • Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments - A fierce and loyal Shadowhunter who fights demons alongside her friends.
  • Isabelle de Merteuil from Les Liaisons Dangereuses - A manipulative and cunning character in the French epistolary novel.
  • Isabelle from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - A courtesan character mentioned in the fantasy role-playing game.
  • Isabelle Huppert from Greta - Played by the acclaimed actress Isabelle Huppert, the character is a mysterious and unsettling figure.

Popularity of the Name Isabelle

According to Social Security Administration data, Isabelle has been consistently popular in the United States. It has often ranked within the top 100 names, showcasing its enduring appeal.

Historically, Isabelle has roots that trace back to medieval Europe, where it was borne by queens and princesses, such as Queen Isabella of Castile. The name also has literary significance, appearing in works like Edith Wharton's novel The House of Mirth. In contemporary culture, notable figures include actress Isabelle Huppert and singer Isabelle Boulay. Fictional Isabelles have appeared in media such as the series Shadowhunters, the movie Pan's Labyrinth, and the video game Animal Crossing.

Where Is the Name Isabelle Popular?

This name is most popular across certain states in the U.S., including those highlighted on the map below.

Nicknames for Isabelle

These shortened names can make great nicknames for your baby.

  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Nellita
  • Isa
  • Izzie

Isabelle Pairs Well With These Middle Names

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