Isabelle Name Meaning

A stunning French name with feminine flair, Isabelle is a softer variant of the mega-popular Isabella. She has a sweet side with eye-catching appeal, winning over parents with her delicate styling.

Isabelle has other variants including Isabel and Ysabel, yet she remains the most popular version of the name. Parents adore her nicknames of Izzy, Belle, and Bella, as well as her ability to cross languages and borders with ease. She’s precious enough for a little one and womanly enough for an adult, avoiding the cutesy feel of other girl names.

Isabelle is a gentle spirit that is calm as could be, usually found nestled up with a good book in her sea of blankets. She prefers enjoying the peaceful things in life, always choosing a relaxing stroll over an intense adventure.

She’s a romantic pick with European appeal on par with names like Charlotte and Sadie. Paired with Isabella, she may be more popular than she appears, yet still retains her own sense of self apart from her frillier cousin. She isn’t weighed down with extra syllables, carrying the chic French styling that parents love.

Isabelle has graced the halls of history with her presence, appearing as royalty and politicians over the years. She’s also popular in the entertainment world as singers, sports stars, and actresses alike carry her name.

Infographic of Isabelle name meaning, which is Isabelle is the French form of Isabel, meaning God is my oath.
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Isabelle Name Popularity

How popular is the name Isabelle? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 176 348 0.0988%
1911 198 315 0.0846%
1912 187 484 0.096%
1913 186 571 0.1007%
1914 181 705 0.1012%
1915 180 900 0.0991%
1916 190 901 0.0933%
1917 190 959 0.0959%
1918 210 864 0.0805%
1919 209 856 0.0817%
1920 211 867 0.078%
1921 219 829 0.0724%
1922 231 758 0.068%
1923 242 689 0.0615%
1924 240 727 0.0626%
1925 251 669 0.0592%
1926 262 614 0.0558%
1927 280 531 0.048%
1928 283 486 0.0454%
1929 297 456 0.044%
1930 321 376 0.036%
1931 333 325 0.0329%
1932 337 312 0.0316%
1933 349 279 0.0299%
1934 400 219 0.0227%
1935 405 209 0.0215%
1936 439 166 0.0172%
1937 525 114 0.0116%
1938 569 100 0.0098%
1939 568 93 0.0091%
1940 518 131 0.0123%
1941 609 90 0.008%
1942 566 123 0.0097%
1943 618 107 0.0082%
1944 674 77 0.0062%
1945 702 67 0.0055%
1946 791 65 0.0044%
1947 688 105 0.0063%
1948 762 80 0.005%
1949 888 55 0.0034%
1950 828 70 0.0043%
1951 895 60 0.0035%
1952 849 72 0.0041%
1953 919 61 0.0034%
1954 973 56 0.0031%
1955 1,111 38 0.0021%
1956 1,047 53 0.0028%
1957 1,108 45 0.0023%
1958 1,233 32 0.0017%
1959 1,089 50 0.0026%
1960 1,159 43 0.0023%
1961 1,087 57 0.003%
1962 1,081 54 0.0029%
1963 1,119 49 0.0027%
1964 1,065 57 0.0032%
1965 1,136 44 0.0027%
1966 1,159 41 0.0026%
1967 1,210 35 0.0023%
1968 1,525 20 0.0013%
1969 1,412 28 0.0018%
1970 1,508 27 0.0017%
1971 1,619 22 0.0015%
1972 1,733 17 0.0012%
1973 1,799 15 0.0012%
1974 1,474 28 0.0022%
1975 1,594 24 0.0019%
1976 2,181 9 0.0007%
1977 1,659 23 0.0017%
1978 2,153 11 0.0008%
1979 1,929 17 0.0012%
1980 2,358 10 0.0007%
1981 1,796 22 0.0015%
1982 2,371 11 0.0007%
1983 1,910 18 0.0012%
1984 1,706 25 0.0017%
1985 2,017 18 0.0012%
1986 1,626 31 0.0021%
1987 1,360 51 0.0033%
1988 1,215 72 0.0046%
1989 1,159 91 0.0056%
1990 1,004 135 0.0081%
1991 990 143 0.0088%
1992 834 195 0.0122%
1993 776 215 0.0138%
1994 550 393 0.0256%
1995 480 477 0.0316%
1996 376 677 0.0452%
1997 252 1,134 0.0767%
1998 195 1,573 0.1051%
1999 160 1,945 0.1299%
2000 143 2,340 0.1532%
2001 113 2,939 0.1951%
2002 111 3,060 0.2042%
2003 110 3,104 0.204%
2004 107 3,098 0.2033%
2005 95 3,283 0.2147%
2006 84 4,039 0.2579%
2007 79 4,104 0.2601%
2008 93 3,568 0.2309%
2009 100 3,302 0.2209%
2010 105 2,889 0.2005%
2011 113 2,663 0.1869%
2012 127 2,498 0.1753%
2013 113 2,752 0.1933%
2014 95 3,066 0.2104%
2015 94 3,212 0.2208%
2016 101 3,025 0.2098%
2017 92 3,145 0.2253%
2018 111 2,633 0.1916%
2019 114 2,489 0.1839%

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Names Like Isabelle

If you like Isabelle, you’ll love these other names like Isabelle.


What names are diminutives of Isabelle?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Isabelle sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Isabelle, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bell

“The beautiful,” from the French belle, beautiful.

Hebrew

Bella

Beautiful one

Italian

Belle

Beautiful

French

Izzie

God's promise

Hebrew

Izzy

God's promise

Hebrew


What names are variants of Isabelle?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Isabelle.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

Isabela

God's promise

Hebrew

Isabele

God's promise

Hebrew

Isabell

God's promise

Hebrew

Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

Isobell

God's promise

Hebrew

Isobella

God's promise

Hebrew

Isobelle

God's promise

Hebrew

Izabella

Devoted to God

Italian

Izabelle

God's promise

Hebrew

Rosabelle

Rose; beautiful rose

Latin

Sabelle

Latin

Ysabell

French

Ysabella

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Ysabelle

French

Yzabelle

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew


What names sound like Isabelle?

If you like how Isabelle sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Isabelle.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Annabella

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Annabelle

Lovable and graceful

English

Isadora

Gift of Isis

Latin

Mirabella

Wonderful

Latin

Mirabelle

Wonderful

Latin


What names are similar to Isabelle?

Find a name that’s like Isabelle, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Camille

Religious helper

French

Charlotte

Free man

French

Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

Claudia

Lame

Latin

Colette

People of victory

French

Cosette

People of victory

Greek

Evangeline

Good news

English

Genevieve

Family woman

French

Juliette

Youthful and downy

French

Olivia

Olive tree

Latin


Lists With Isabelle

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2 Comments

  1. My husband and I picked out her name on a trip to Spain.

  2. My husband and I picked Isabelle because I wanted to nickname her Belle. To me I had a feeling that she would be incredibly cute and melt our hearts? So we named her Isabelle Maya?


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