Origin of IsabellaItalian
- 1451-1504; wife of Ferdinand V & queen of Castile (1474-1504): supported Columbus in his expeditioncalled Isabella of Castile
- 1830-1904; queen of Spain (1833-68): deposed
Said to be named from the Spanish princess Isabella, daughter of King Philip II, in allusion to the color assumed by her shift, which she wore without change from 1601 to 1604, in consequence of a vow.
- A female given name , a Latinate and Italian form of Isabel (=Elizabeth), currently fashionable in the English-speaking world.