Isabel \i-sa-bel\ as a girl's name is pronounced iz-a-bel. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Isabel is "God's promise". Spanish variant of Elizabeth. Literary: Henry James named the heroine of his "Portrait of a Lady" Isabel Archer. Isabella is the name of several Spanish queens. See also Chavela. Actresses Isabella Rosellini, Isabelle Adjani; fashion designer Isabel Toledo.
Isabel has 43 variant forms: Bel, Belia, Belicia, Belita, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bellita, Chabeli, Chabelita, Ib, Ibbie, Isa, Isabeau, Isabela, Isabele, Isabelita, Isabell, Isabella, Isabelle, Isbel, Ishbel, Isobel, Isobell, Isobella, Isobelle, Issie, Issy, Izabel, Izabella, Izabelle, Izzie, Izzy, Marisabel, Sabella, Sabelle, Ysabeau, Ysabel, Ysabella, Ysobel, Yzabelle, Yzobel and Yzobelle.
For more information, see also the related name Franisbel.