Isabella

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Isabella

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A brownish yellow color.

Etymology: Said to be named from the Spanish princess Isabella, daughter of king Philip II., in allusion to the color assumed by her shift, which she wore without change from 1601 to 1604, in consequence of a vow made by her

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504)
Wiktionary

Latinate and Italian form of Isabel.

  1. A female given name.

Isabella was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Isabella

Bella was given the name Isabella Khair Hadid by her parents Yolanda Hadid and Mohamed Hadid on October 9th, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Isabella of France was royalty. She holds the title Queen of England and List of English consorts. Her career lasted from 1308 to 1308. Isabella was born as the child of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre in Paris. She died on August 22nd, 1358.

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Her ongoing career started in 1976. Isabella was given the name Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini on June 18th, 1952 in Rome.

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She has been prominent since 1474. Isabella was born as the child of John II of Castile, Isabella of Portugal, and Queen of Castile on April 22nd, 1451 in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain. She died on November 26th, 1504.

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Bella Heathcote is an actress, model, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Bella was given the name Isabella Heathcote on May 27th, 1987 in Melbourne. Bella is also known as Heathcote and Isabella (birth name).

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Isabella was given the name Isabella Delves Broughton on November 19th, 1958 in Marylebone. She died on May 7th, 2007.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Isabella

Mia was born on July 30th, 1985 in Chicago.

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She holds the title Countess of Monpezat and Count of Monpezat. Princess was born as the child of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Mary, and Crown Princess of Denmark on April 21st, 2007 in Rigshospitalet.

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Isabella was royalty. She holds the title suo jureCountess of Gloucester, Suo jure, and Earl of Gloucester. She died on October 14th, 1217.

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Tony Isabella is a comics creator.

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Kira Isabella is a country music singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 2011 to present. Kira was given the name Kira Isabella Wilkie on September 18th, 1993 in Ottawa.

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Princess was born as the child of Prince Eugenio, Duke of Genoa, and Princess Lucia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies on June 23rd, 1943 in Rome, Italy.

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How popular is the baby name Isabella in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 50 50 0
1881 50 50 0
1882 44 44 0
1883 54 54 0
1884 76 76 0
1885 48 48 0
1886 80 80 0
1887 58 58 0
1888 63 63 0
1889 80 80 0
1890 91 91 0
1891 79 79 0
1892 88 88 0
1893 109 109 0
1894 92 92 0
1895 90 90 0
1896 88 88 0
1897 86 86 0
1898 86 86 0
1899 94 94 0
1900 128 128 0
1901 92 92 0
1902 84 84 0
1903 96 96 0
1904 88 88 0
1905 105 105 0
1906 110 110 0
1907 126 126 0
1908 112 112 0
1909 97 97 0
1910 151 151 0
1911 129 129 0
1912 161 161 0
1913 165 165 0
1914 187 187 0
1915 242 242 0
1916 246 246 0
1917 237 237 0
1918 254 254 0
1919 274 274 0
1920 252 252 0
1921 236 236 0
1922 241 241 0
1923 228 228 0
1924 231 231 0
1925 205 205 0
1926 187 187 0
1927 182 182 0
1928 178 178 0
1929 155 155 0
1930 142 142 0
1931 139 139 0
1932 128 128 0
1933 116 116 0
1934 90 90 0
1935 93 93 0
1936 80 80 0
1937 105 105 0
1938 100 100 0
1939 86 86 0
1940 77 77 0
1941 96 96 0
1942 71 71 0
1943 91 91 0
1944 76 76 0
1945 64 64 0
1946 74 74 0
1947 83 83 0
1948 77 77 0
1949 69 69 0
1950 55 55 0
1951 64 64 0
1952 63 63 0
1953 63 63 0
1954 53 53 0
1955 61 61 0
1956 64 64 0
1957 65 65 0
1958 52 52 0
1959 49 49 0
1960 54 54 0
1961 52 52 0
1962 49 49 0
1963 50 50 0
1964 46 46 0
1965 40 40 0
1966 45 45 0
1967 44 44 0
1968 22 22 0
1969 30 30 0
1970 39 39 0
1971 40 40 0
1972 32 32 0
1973 32 32 0
1974 29 29 0
1975 33 33 0
1976 22 22 0
1977 25 25 0
1978 28 28 0
1979 22 22 0
1980 37 37 0
1981 39 39 0
1982 33 33 0
1983 31 31 0
1984 35 35 0
1985 34 34 0
1986 60 60 0
1987 74 74 0
1988 80 80 0
1989 141 141 0
1990 215 215 0
1991 305 305 0
1992 508 508 0
1993 828 828 0
1994 1,277 1,277 0
1995 1,738 1,738 0
1996 2,109 2,109 0
1997 2,866 2,861 5
1998 3,849 3,849 0 #84 girl name
1999 5,066 5,059 7 #60 girl name
2000 6,250 6,242 8 #45 girl name
2001 8,839 8,833 6 #28 girl name
2002 12,177 12,166 11 #14 girl name
2003 13,792 13,774 18 #11 girl name
2004 15,063 15,014 49 #7 girl name
2005 15,196 15,180 16 #6 girl name
2006 18,238 18,220 18 #4 girl name
2007 19,155 19,134 21 #2 girl name
2008 18,636 18,609 27 #2 girl name
2009 22,315 22,289 26 #1 girl name
2010 22,928 22,898 30 #1 girl name
2011 19,917 19,891 26 #2 girl name
2012 19,107 19,089 18 #3 girl name
2013 17,635 17,617 18 #4 girl name
2014 17,074 17,054 20 #4 girl name
2015 15,595 15,574 21 #5 girl name
2016 14,733 14,722 11 #5 girl name

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Popularity of Isabella as a first name

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Popularity of Isabella as a last name

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Common last names for Isabella

  • Smith
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  • Thomas
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  • White

Common first names for Isabella

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Isabella U.S.
  White 87.31% 64.26%
  African American 2.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Isabella

People with the last name Isabella are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Isabella

  • How Popular is the name Isabella? Isabella is the 232nd most popular name of all time. In 2016 Isabella was the 5th most popular name. As a last name Isabella was the 22,733rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Isabella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 305,840 babies born with the first name Isabella in the United States. That's more than enough people named Isabella to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Isabella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 50 new born babies.
  • When was Isabella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Isabella is Tuesday, March 5th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Isabella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Isabella was in 2010 with a total of 22,898 babies. That's a lot of babies named Isabella!
  • Random Isabella Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Isabella ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 15 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Isabella: Your name in reverse order is Allebasi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aisalbel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Isabella? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,127 people with the last name Isabella.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Isabella? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Isabella 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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  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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