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Isabel

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 81 81 0
1881 76 76 0
1882 72 72 0
1883 83 83 0
1884 102 102 0
1885 102 102 0
1886 131 131 0
1887 109 109 0
1888 144 144 0
1889 153 153 0
1890 160 160 0
1891 150 150 0
1892 158 158 0
1893 189 189 0
1894 241 241 0
1895 212 212 0
1896 232 232 0
1897 210 210 0
1898 252 252 0
1899 243 243 0
1900 286 286 0
1901 214 214 0
1902 256 256 0
1903 257 257 0
1904 277 271 6
1905 292 292 0
1906 322 317 5
1907 326 326 0
1908 351 351 0
1909 356 356 0
1910 399 389 10
1911 457 447 10
1912 566 556 10
1913 663 657 6
1914 756 747 9
1915 956 943 13
1916 1,011 1,000 11
1917 948 931 17
1918 1,060 1,041 19
1919 981 957 24
1920 1,021 992 29
1921 1,003 971 32
1922 910 888 22
1923 870 855 15
1924 947 911 36
1925 938 900 38
1926 776 745 31
1927 768 728 40
1928 689 652 37
1929 707 671 36
1930 629 597 32
1931 593 560 33
1932 535 514 21
1933 470 450 20
1934 456 431 25
1935 451 424 27
1936 411 376 35
1937 421 399 22
1938 378 350 28
1939 359 341 18
1940 354 327 27
1941 360 334 26
1942 367 333 34
1943 378 356 22
1944 330 309 21
1945 295 275 20
1946 382 353 29
1947 401 378 23
1948 406 374 32
1949 419 394 25
1950 377 362 15
1951 386 368 18
1952 437 419 18
1953 498 480 18
1954 385 368 17
1955 465 450 15
1956 427 402 25
1957 452 439 13
1958 372 357 15
1959 410 391 19
1960 408 393 15
1961 387 366 21
1962 403 393 10
1963 393 380 13
1964 404 389 15
1965 342 326 16
1966 360 350 10
1967 365 353 12
1968 394 382 12
1969 394 383 11
1970 435 417 18
1971 455 436 19
1972 368 358 10
1973 359 352 7
1974 390 381 9
1975 428 408 20
1976 431 411 20
1977 406 391 15
1978 380 365 15
1979 434 422 12
1980 506 494 12
1981 480 466 14
1982 496 488 8
1983 445 430 15
1984 432 419 13
1985 534 516 18
1986 494 482 12
1987 514 493 21
1988 565 557 8
1989 632 613 19
1990 803 785 18
1991 815 798 17
1992 1,075 1,053 22
1993 1,096 1,076 20
1994 1,143 1,131 12
1995 1,309 1,297 12
1996 1,480 1,469 11
1997 2,265 2,258 7
1998 2,835 2,826 9
1999 3,418 3,404 14 #97 girl name
2000 3,458 3,446 12 #94 girl name
2001 3,497 3,489 8 #88 girl name
2002 3,659 3,650 9 #85 girl name
2003 3,860 3,850 10 #83 girl name
2004 3,650 3,636 14 #87 girl name
2005 3,618 3,609 9 #89 girl name
2006 4,018 4,008 10 #87 girl name
2007 3,867 3,862 5 #87 girl name
2008 3,492 3,486 6 #97 girl name
2009 2,979 2,979 0
2010 2,660 2,654 6
2011 2,409 2,409 0
2012 2,380 2,380 0
2013 2,339 2,332 7
2014 2,325 2,320 5
2015 2,148 2,148 0

Fun Facts about the name Isabel

  • How many people with the first name Isabel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 114,699 babies born with the first name Isabel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Isabel to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Isabel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 81 new born babies.
  • When was Isabel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Isabel is Thursday, February 4th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Isabel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Isabel was in 2006 with a total of 4,008 babies. That's a lot of babies named Isabel!
  • Random Isabel Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Isabel ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 62 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Isabel: Your name in reverse order is Lebasi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ilebsa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Isabel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,122 people with the last name Isabel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Isabel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Isabel as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Isabel as a first name

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Popularity of Isabel as a last name

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Common last names for Isabel

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Smith
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Lopez
  • Rivera
  • Johnson
  • Sanchez
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Torres
  • Flores
  • Cruz
  • Jones
  • Diaz
  • Ortiz

Common first names for Isabel

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Isabel U.S.
  White 39.04% 64.26%
  African American 16.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 36.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Isabel

People with the last name Isabel are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Isabel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Isabel as well as things modernly associated with the name Isabel such as celebrities named Isabel.

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Isabel

The name "Isabel" is of Spanish origin, and it means "God is my Oath". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
See Isabella.

Etymology: F. isabelle

Wiktionary

From Old Spanish Isabel in the 13th century, through Spanish and French royalty. A variant of Elizabeth.

  1. A female given name.
  2. (rare) A matronymic surname​.

Isabel was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Isabel

Isabel Lucas

Isabel Lucas is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2003. Isabel was born on January 29th, 1985 in Melbourne.

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Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is a writer. Isabel was given the name Isabel Allende Llona on August 2nd, 1942 in Lima.

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Isabel Preysler

Isabel Preysler is a journalist, television presenter, and television host. Isabel was given the name María Isabel Preysler Arrastía on February 18th, 1951 in Manila.

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Isabel Martínez de Perón

Isabel Martínez de Perón is a 28th Vice President of Argentina, First Lady of Argentina, First Ladies, and Gentlemen of Argentina. She was most prominent from 1974 to 1976. Isabel was born on February 4th, 1931 in La Rioja, Argentina.

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Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford was an actress, comedienne, actor, and comedian. She was most prominent from 1967 to 1967. Isabel was given the name Eloise Gwendolyn Sanford on August 29th, 1917 in New York City, New York, U.S. She breathed her last breath on July 9th, 2004.

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Isabel

Isabel was royalty. She holds the title Princess Imperial and Countess of Eu. Her career lasted from 1891 to 1891. Isabel was born as the child of Pedro II of Brazil and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies on July 29th, 1846 in Paço de São Cristóvão. She died on November 14th, 1921.

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  • Isabel II
    (royalty)
  • Chavela Vargas
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Bebel Gilberto
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Isabel Hardman
    (journalist)
  • Isabel Sarli
    (actress)
  • Isabel Pantoja
    (singing)
  • Isabel de Clare
    (notable somebody)
  • Isabel Coixet
    (film director)
  • Isabel Wilkerson
    (famed somebody)
  • Isabel Adrian Angello
    (influential human)
  • Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado
    (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama)
  • Isabel Jewell
    (actress)
  • Isabel
    (royalty)
  • Isabel Jeans
    (notable individual)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Isabel

Isabel

Isabel was royalty. She holds the title Princess Imperial and Countess of Eu. Her career lasted from 1891 to 1891. Isabel was born as the child of Pedro II of Brazil and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies on July 29th, 1846 in Paço de São Cristóvão. She died on November 14th, 1921.

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María Isabel

María Isabel is a latin pop, electropop, and dance-pop singer and singing. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. María was given the name María Isabel López Rodríguez on January 4th, 1995.

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Margarita Isabel

Margarita Isabel is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Margarita was given the name Margarita Isabel Morales y González on July 25th, 1943 in Mexico City.

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What does the name Isabel mean?

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Sis for smile, it gives you face value.

Ais for able, for you surely are.

Bis for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Lis for love, your love of life!

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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