EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Isabel, from Old Occitan Elisabel, from Latin Elisabeth, from Ancient Greek Ἐλισάβετ (Elisábet), from Hebrew אֱלִישֶׁבַע(Elishéva, my God is an oath). Doublet of Elizabeth.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪzəbɛl/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Isabel

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “Measvre for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      : Act V, Scene I:
      Mariana. O my good lord! Sweet Isabel, take my part:
      Lend me your knees, and all my life to come,
      I'll lend you all my life to do you service.
    • 1852 D. H. Jacques, A Chapter on Names, The Knickerbocker, or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume XL, August 1852, page 119:
      There is a silvery bell-like music in the name, which is exceedingly attractive, and which has made it a favorite with the poets. - - - Mary Howitt, in her Flower comparisons, has the following melodious lines:
      Now for mad-cap Isabel: / What shall suit her, pr'y thee tell? / Isabel is brown and wild; /Will be evermore a child;
    • 1994 Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell), No Night Is Too Long, →ISBN, page 110:
      I'm glad you spell your name like that. It's the best of all the ways to spell Isabel.
    • 2002 Cynthia Heimel: If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet? Grove Press 2002. →ISBN page 177:
      How many poor girls, who would have been wild and raging and beautiful and free sex goddesses if only their parents had found it in their hearts to name them Isabel, instead had to stuff their poor psyches into the name Heather?
  2. (rare) A surname originating as a matronymic.

Usage notesEdit

  • Isabel and Elizabeth were interchangeable in English records up to the 16th century.

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Isabel f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Elizabeth

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Isabel.

Proper nounEdit

Isabel

  1. a female given name from Spanish
  2. (biblical) the mother of John the Baptist
  3. (biblical) Elisheba, the wife of Aaron
  4. A municipality of Leyte
  5. An island in Romblon

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Isabel.

Proper nounEdit

Isabel

  1. a female given name from Spanish. Variant of Isabella

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish Isabel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌi.zaːˈbɛl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Isa‧bel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Proper nounEdit

Isabel f

  1. Alternative form of Isabella.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Isabel, Portuguese Isabel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [izaˈbɛl]
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: I‧sa‧bel

Proper nounEdit

Isabel

  1. a female given name from Spanish, variant of Isabella or Isabelle

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Isabel.

Proper nounEdit

Isabel

  1. a female given name from Spanish. Variant of Isabella

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan Elisabel, from Latin Elisabeth, from Ancient Greek Ἐλισάβετ (Elisábet), from Hebrew אֱלִישֶׁבַע(Elishéva, my God is an oath). The initial El- was lost probably because it was mistaken for an article.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɛl, (Brazil) -ɛw
  • Hyphenation: I‧sa‧bel

Proper nounEdit

Isabel f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Isabel, Isabelle or Elizabeth

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Isabel.

Related termsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Occitan Elisabel, from Latin Elisabeth, from Ancient Greek Ἐλισάβετ (Elisábet), from Hebrew אֱלִישֶׁבַע(Elishéva, my God is an oath). The initial El- was lost probably because it was mistaken for an article.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /isaˈbel/, [i.saˈβ̞el]
  • Hyphenation: I‧sa‧bel

Proper nounEdit

Isabel f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Elizabeth
  2. Elizabeth (biblical character)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Isabel.

Proper nounEdit

Isabel c (genitive Isabels)

  1. a female given name from Spanish. Variant of Isabella

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish Isabel.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: I‧sa‧bel
  • IPA(key): /ʔisaˈbel/, [ʔɪ.sɐˈbel]

Proper nounEdit

Isabel

  1. a female given name from Spanish