See also: isabel

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Etymology edit

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.

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Isabel

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • c. 1603–1604 (date written), William Shakespeare, “Measure for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, (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 August, D. H. Jacques, “A Chapter on Names”, in The Knickerbocker, or, New-York Monthly Magazine, volume XL, 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, →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.
  3. A place name:
    1. A municipality in Leyte province, Philippines.
    2. A province on the island of Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands.
    3. A place in the United States:
      1. An unincorporated community in Embarrass Township, Edgar County, Illinois.
      2. A minor city in Barber County, Kansas.
      3. An unincorporated community in Benson County, North Dakota.
      4. A town in Dewey County, South Dakota.

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

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Isabel f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Elizabeth

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From Spanish Isabel.

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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

Danish edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish Isabel.

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Isabel

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

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish Isabel.

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

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Isabel f

  1. Alternative form of Isabella.

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From Spanish Isabel, Portuguese Isabel.

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Isabel

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

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From Spanish Isabel.

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Isabel

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

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Etymology edit

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.

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  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /i.zɐˈbɛl/ [i.zɐˈβɛɫ]
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /i.zɐˈbɛ.li/ [i.zɐˈβɛ.li]

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

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Isabel f

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

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:Isabel.

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Etymology edit

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.

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  • IPA(key): /isaˈbel/ [i.saˈβ̞el]
  • Rhymes: -el
  • Syllabification: I‧sa‧bel

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Isabel f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Elizabeth
    1. Elizabeth II (1926–2022), Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms (r. 1952–2022)
  2. Elizabeth (biblical character)

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From Spanish Isabel.

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Isabel c (genitive Isabels)

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

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Borrowed from Spanish Isabel.

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Isabél (Baybayin spelling ᜁᜐᜊᜒᜎ᜔)

  1. a female given name from Spanish