Name: Isabella

Origin and Meaning of the Name Isabella

  • Meaning:
    My God is a vow
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    (iz ah BELL ah)
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    Dutch, English, Italian and Spanish speaking countries
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    There have been various queens named Isabella. Isabella of Castile laid the foundations for the unification of Spain, with her husband Ferdinand of Aragon. They reconquered Granada, and patronised Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to America. She was known as the 'Catholic Queen' due to her strong faith, and expulsion of Jews and Muslims from Spain - this was later known as the Spanish Inquisition.

    Isabella of France was the wife of English king Edward II. Due to his ineffective leadership, she helped lead a successful invasion against him to put her son upon the throne.

    Princess Isabella of Denmark, who was born in 2007, is the daughter of the Danish Crown Prince Frederik.

    There are characters named Isabella in Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure', Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' and Emily BrontŽ's 'Wuthering Heights'.

    Isabella Rossellini is an Italian actress.

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