Isabela (one l) is Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian. It’s also a more exotic spelling of the powerhouse Isabella.
POPULARITY: Isabela is #717 in the USA, and #88 in Portugal.
MEANING: Isabela is a variant of Elizabeth, meaning “consecrated to God”.
PRONUNCIATION: The correct pronunciation is ee-sah-BEL-ah, but English speakers will most likely say iz-ah-BEL-ah.
NICKNAMES: Izzy, Isa, Bella, Bela, Belle, Zoe, Abby (ok, the last two are a stretch).
OTHER VARIANTS: Way too many to list them all. Check out behindthename.com for a full list.