Isabel -- Origins of Name

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Consecrated to God. Most likely a medieval Spanish form of Elizabeth, although some theories state that Isabel actually derives from an old Semitic name meaning ‘daughter of Baal’. Queens of Castile and Portugal and a queen of England have borne this name.

Origin: Spanish

Alternatives: Isabeau (French), Isabella (Italian), Isabelle (French), Isbel (Scottish), Iseabail (Scottish Gaelic), Iseabel, Ishbel, Isobel, Ysabel (Spanish), Ysobel.

Nicknames: Bel, Bella, Belle, Issie, Izzie, Izzy, Sabella, Sabelle.