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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Isobel

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  1. A female given name, an English variant of Isabel.

Notable Persons Named Isobel

Bel Powley is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Bel was given the name Isobel Dorothy Powley by her parent Mark Powley on March 7th, 1992 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Izzy Bizu is a soul music, pop music, and contemporary r&b singing and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Izzy was given the name Isobel Beardshaw on April 28th, 1994 in London.

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Her career lasted from 1962 to 2003. Mollie was given the name Isobel Mary Sugden on July 21st, 1922 in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She passed away on July 1st, 2009.

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She was most active from 2000 to present. Isy was given the name Isobel Jane Suttie on August 11th, 1978 in Kingston upon Hull, England.

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Isobel Campbell is an indie pop and alternative rock musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Isobel was born Isobel Campbell on April 27th, 1976 in Glasgow. Isobel is also known as Belle and Bel.

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Izzy Meikle-Small is an actress. Izzy was given the name Isobel Meikle-Small on March 22nd, 1996 in Hove. Izzy is also known as Meikle-Small and Isobel (birth name).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Isobel

Lady Barnett Isobel was a physician, celebrity, justice of the peace, medical practitioner, radio, and television personality. She was most prominent from 1940 to 1980. Lady was given the name Isobel Morag Marshall on June 30th, 1918 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She breathed her last breath on October 28th, 1980.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1894 5 5 0
1895 10 10 0
1896 5 5 0
1897 6 6 0
1898 9 9 0
1899 7 7 0
1900 7 7 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 10 10 0
1903 13 13 0
1904 12 12 0
1905 17 17 0
1906 18 18 0
1907 12 12 0
1908 21 21 0
1909 13 13 0
1910 17 17 0
1911 19 19 0
1912 35 35 0
1913 29 29 0
1914 42 42 0
1915 38 38 0
1916 69 69 0
1917 42 42 0
1918 40 40 0
1919 35 35 0
1920 35 35 0
1921 58 58 0
1922 42 42 0
1923 47 47 0
1924 36 36 0
1925 49 49 0
1926 37 37 0
1927 43 43 0
1928 46 46 0
1929 29 29 0
1930 33 33 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 34 34 0
1933 28 28 0
1934 16 16 0
1935 18 18 0
1936 17 17 0
1937 12 12 0
1938 9 9 0
1939 6 6 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 10 10 0
1942 8 8 0
1943 8 8 0
1944 5 5 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 11 11 0
1947 13 13 0
1948 8 8 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 6 6 0
1952 8 8 0
1954 5 5 0
1956 11 11 0
1958 10 10 0
1959 6 6 0
1962 5 5 0
1965 7 7 0
1970 7 7 0
1974 6 6 0
1988 7 7 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 10 10 0
1992 9 9 0
1993 17 17 0
1994 25 25 0
1995 27 27 0
1996 19 19 0
1997 44 44 0
1998 48 48 0
1999 61 61 0
2000 56 56 0
2001 57 57 0
2002 69 69 0
2003 67 67 0
2004 50 50 0
2005 52 52 0
2006 78 78 0
2007 110 110 0
2008 81 81 0
2009 95 95 0
2010 102 102 0
2011 82 82 0
2012 85 85 0
2013 100 100 0
2014 98 98 0
2015 92 92 0
2016 129 129 0
2017 111 111 0

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Popularity of Isobel as a first name

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Common last names for Isobel

  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Moore
  • Lewis
  • Rose

Fun Facts about the name Isobel

  • How Popular is the name Isobel? Isobel is the 5,123rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Isobel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,097 babies born with the first name Isobel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Isobel to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Isobel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Isobel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Isobel is Tuesday, April 20th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Isobel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Isobel was in 2016 with a total of 129 babies.
  • Random Isobel Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Isobel is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Isobel: Your name in reverse order is Lebosi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eiobsl. How do you pronounce that?

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