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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Isobel
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Isobel in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Isobel:
Records indicate that 273 girls in the United States have been named Isobel since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1916, when 69 people in the U.S. were given the name Isobel. Those people are now 103 years old.
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Comments about the name Isobel
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18 Positive Comments
"My name is Isobel, I was named after my great grandmother. I like my name. It's unique, but not so different that I have to correct pronunciation very often. Spelling, on the other hand, needs correction a lot. I live in Canada, and Isabelle seems to be the most popular variation here." Apr. 11, 2019:
"My name is Isobel and it dosn't show a green dot/line where 2004 would be." Aug. 29, 2016:
"I love my name but people do sometimes tease me by saying 'is- a- bell necessary on a bicycle' not funny." Dec. 3, 2010:
"Like you I love my name, and my friends call me issy. It does drive me nuts that everyone trys to spell it with an "O". But it is a great name and not many people have it." Jun. 13, 2010:
"I went to school with another Isobel. Now I never meet any and everyone wants to turn it into Isabella. I love my name. Close friends call me either Izzy or Belle" Apr. 29, 2010:
"I love this name for the missionary Isobel Kuhn.... she is an inspiration to me! I plan to use Isobel for a middle name if we have a daughter." Mar. 6, 2010:
"My name is Isobel and I love it. Of course it gets annoying after people say "Did I spell it right?" They get used to it. I think it is so unique withoiut being WEIRD!! It is a classic name with a little twist...i like it!" Jan. 7, 2010:
"My name is Isobel and i love it. People tell me its a beautiful name. People do tend to misspel it at times as Isabel but i just correct them. Wouldn't want it any other way as its different from the usual Isabel. :)" Nov. 15, 2009:
"My name is Isobel but I go by Beth. I have yet to meet another "Isobel" with an o instead of an a. I tend not to tell people my actual name as when I do most people spend about a month trying to call me by it and I dont answer to it because about 99.9% of the time people call me Beth. I tend to forget that my name is Isobel first and Beth is technicaly just a nickname." Nov. 7, 2009:
"I absolutly LOVE my name! Even though everyone asks how to spell it, it is one of the prettiest names I have ever heard. I do not know anyone with the same speling as mine but thats okay...it makes me special!!" Oct. 12, 2009:
"I love my name because it's unique. Even though some people, when they see it, tend to say eye-soh-bell, I got used to it. I also like how I can shorten it to Izzy." Jun. 17, 2009:
"This is my oldest daughter's name (we're in Scotland), so of course I think it's a great name! Spelling can be an issue, and she sometimes gets called Isabella, but I don't mind, they're all lovely names. Isobel/Isabel is a granny name here so it's coming in again for the younger generation, but it's not too common unlike mine was in my generation (Susan - I know far too many Susans of my age!)" Jan. 14, 2008:
"I love being called Isobel. I have only ever met two other people who were called the name spelt the same way. One was an eighty year old woman and the other was a little toddler. I'm 30 years old and I think it's a great name for all generations and doesn't age like some other names. It's a great choice to feel a bit unique." Aug. 16, 2007:
"This is the name of a greys anatomy character, Isobel "Izzie" Stevens." Aug. 6, 2007:
"My six month old is called Isobel and when my husband spelt it this way I went mad because I wouldn't be able to buy a mug with her name on it! ( then I realised I could just buy personolised things) We love the name, it's rare and makes her special (although no one has spelt it right yet and it gets a bit annoying.)" Jan. 24, 2007:
"I love this name, being Scottish. I think it's a pretty and original spelling of the common 'Isabel' and it also gives the option of being called Izzy, or Bella. A very versatile name." Jan. 10, 2007:
"My family is originally from Scotland, so Isobel was a natural choice. However, people question whether I misspelled her name often." Dec. 31, 2006:
"Cannot believe its so rare, we named our daughter Isobel Lucia it suits her
ok she gets Issy most of the time" Jun. 25, 2006:
6 Neutral Comments
"My name is Isobel also and I go by Izzy but my math teacher thinks that it is Issy. I clearly spelled it to her on the first day and it's on all of my papers!" Oct. 18, 2016:
"my twins called isobel but she is a really really REALLY anoying poo faced monkey butt" Apr. 13, 2010:
"Isobel is my name. i really dont like it much. its ok but people tease by emphisising the O. i like being called Izzy but my school friends refuse as there is an Isabella who gets called izzy. Isobel is scottish and i am 2.i have come across 4 Isobels at my school alone! i am the oldest at 13 though!" Oct. 15, 2009:
"My name's pretty much unheard of in South East Asia, so it gets turned into Isabel or Isabella all the time, even when I emphasize the 'o'. I don't mind, I love correcting them and hearing their surprised comments. It's short, sweet and unique, thanks to my Dad for choosing it!" Feb. 2, 2009:
"i named my darling daughter isobel (izzy)... second name poppy in april of last year ........ it's name i have held dear since the teenage years of naming my theorectical children (i am now 32)... i too am amazed people struggle with this particular spelling but am pleased it sets her apart just a little.
hooray for the Isobels of this world (by the by i note this particualr spelling seems to be particularly commom witin the u.k media - have a look at tv credits and you will see what i mean)" Jun. 7, 2007:
"I really like my name because although other spellings of this name are common, it's unusual for me to meet anyone with the same spelling. It's nice to have a special or less common name, although people do often spell it wrong which bugs me!" Dec. 30, 2005:
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