Isabella is definitely the new(ish) It Girl of baby names. Isabella’s rise has been fairly recent and metoric (it was #1 in 2010). A classic Italian and Spanish name, many European queens have worn it well; it also has literary cred, from Shakespeare to the Twilight series. Nickname possibilities include Izzy and Bella. Cute!


  • italian: Variation of Elizabeth
  • spanish: Variation of Elizabeth


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 4

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Model Isabella Rossellini

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Matt Damon, Daughter of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, Daughter of Lorenzo Lamas and Shauna Sand, Daughter of Lori Loughlin, Daughter of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Daughter of Josh Gad