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[iz-uh-bel] /ˈɪz əˌbɛl/
a female given name.
Also, Isabelle, Is·a·bel·la,
[iz-uh-bel-uh] /ˌɪz əˈbɛl ə/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "I told you just now I'm very fond of knowledge," Isabel answered.

  • And I don't want her to hear of this beastly business from Isabel.

    The Choice Edith Wharton
  • "I like her better than I like your description of her," Isabel persisted in saying.

  • They were silent again, and Isabel turned, feeling her way toward the door.

    The Choice Edith Wharton
  • Isabel was dreadfully startled at the sudden appearance of her cousin.

    Guy Livingstone; George A. Lawrence
Word Origin and History for Isabel

fem. proper name, a form of Elizabeth that seems to have developed in Provence. A popular name in Middle Ages; pet forms included Ibb, Libbe, Nibb, Tibb, Bibby, and Ellice. The Spanish form was Isabella, which is attested as a color name ("greyish-yellow") from 1600; the Isabella who gave her name to it has not been identified. Related: Isabelline.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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