Origin/meaning: Italian, "God's oath"
Why it's a top name: The now-number three name Isabella, which was the top name for 2010 and 2011, went on a 40-year hiatus from 1950-1990, when it didn't crack the top 1,000. The worldly, beautiful Isabella is here to stay on the top ten list, but its popularity seems to have waned from the height of Twilight mania.
Isabellas you might know:
- Fictional character Isabella Swan from the Twilight series (pictured)
- Actress Isabella Rossellini
- Queen Isabella (many throughout history)