Names Throughout the Ages

Isabella is the Latinate and Italian form of Isabel which is the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Isabella is also a surname deriving from the given name.

Nicknames: Bella, Izzy/Izzie, Bell/Bel

Origin: Hebrew



  • Isabel (Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German, English)
  • Ysabel (Medieval Spanish, English)
  • Isabela (Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian)
  • Izabel (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Izabella (Hungarian, Polish)
  • Izebelle (English)
  • Isebella (English)
  • Isbel (English)
  • Elizabeth (English)
  • Zabel (Armenian)
  • Elixabete (Basque)
  • Elisheba (Hebrew)
  • Elisaveta (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Elizabeta (Slovene, Croatian)
  • Alžběta (Czech)
  • Izabela (Polish)
  • Isabelle (French, English, German, Dutch)
  • Isabell (German, English)
  • Liesbeth (Dutch)
  • Lijsbeth (Dutch)
  • Eliisabet (Estonian)
  • Elsa (German, Swedish, Icelandic, Finnish, Italian, English)
  • Élisabeth (French)
  • Sabela (Galician)
  • Elisabed (Georgian)
  • Elisavet (Greek)
  • Elikapeka (Hawaiian)
  • Erzsébet (Hungarian)
  • Elísabet (Icelandic)
  • Eilís (Irish)
  • Eilish (Irish)
  • Isibéal (Irish)
  • Elisabetta (Italian)
  • Elžbieta (Lithuanian)
  • Ealisaid (Manx)
  • Isabèl (Occitan)
  • Elżbieta…

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