Isabella – University of Copenhagen


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Isabella is an Italian/Spanish/Portuguese form of the Hebrew name Elisabeth, which may mean 'God is perfection'.


Isabella became popular around 1990, and the popularity of the name is still increasing steadily.

Well-known bearers of the name

The little Danish princess who was born in 2007 was named Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe. In addition to that, Isabella is the name of a famous Spanish queen.


The name Elisabeth has a high number of national variations, in addition to Isabella, for example Elsebeth and Bettina. Elisabeth has also provided a basis for several very different pet names all over the world, i.e. Liz, Betty and Ella.