The meaning of the name “Isabella” is: “Consecrated to God; devoted to God”.
Additional information: Isabella is a Hebrew origin name. It is derived from elīsheba' (God is my oath). The name was borne by many medieval royalties, including queen acquaintances of England, France, Portugal, the Holy Roman Empire and Hungary, and the queen Isabella of Castile who sponsored the explorations of Christopher Columbus and laid the foundations for the unification of Spain, with her husband Ferdinand of Aragon. Isabella of France was the wife of English king Edward II. Due to his ineffective leadership, she helped lead a successful invasion against him to put her son upon the throne. Princess Isabella of Denmark, who was born in 2007, is the daughter of the Danish Crown Prince Frederik.
Isabella, the name spread all over Spain, Portugal and France, adopted by royalty in the 12th century. It grew popular in England in the 13th century after Isabella of Angoulême married the English king John, and subsequently affirmed its popularity when Isabella of France married Edward II in the 14th century.
The name held the number one spot in 2010. In 2010, the baby girls who took this name represented 1.170 percent of total female births in this year in US. Isabella is a superstar baby girl name, being the top name for two years running- from 2009 to 2010—thanks to the 'Twilight' effect. However its popularity decreased ranking at number 3 in USA for 2012 and to 0.874 percent of total births in 2014.
Isabella appears as a popular character of a recent Mexican ghost story ‘La Mala Hora’. As the Louisiana Land Title Legend goes, the Spanish acquired Louisiana after its exploration by an Italian named Columbus, who was financially backed by Isabella, the queen of Spain.
The name Isabella has worked wonders for celebs like model and actress Isabella Rossellini, American director Isabella Brewster, actress and singer Isabella Castillo.
The name Isabella is also used by William Shakespeare in his play "Measure for Measure", in Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' and Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'.
Pronunciation: (iz ah BELL ah) Form of:Isabel Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress
Isabella Boylston, American ballet dancer
Considering Isabella as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Isabella for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Isabella is a girl name.
The name Isabella is of Hebrew, Italian origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially Dutch speaking countries, English speaking countries, Italian speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Isabella we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Isabella Name Meaning
The meaning of Isabella is “Consecrated to God; devoted to God”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Isabella and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Isabella and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Isabella is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Isabella
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Isabella displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Isabella Boy Name Popularity Chart
Isabella Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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