Isabelle

The French form of Isabel, this is the name of mother to Joan of Arc, and therefore fitting for a girl who will grow up to kick ass and take names. A variant of Elizabeth and similar to Isabella, the name has a serious tone, meaning “My God is an oath” but also comes with a slew of adorable nicknames.

Nicknames:

Belle, Bell, Bella, Izzy, Izzie.

Famous people named Isabelle:

Olympic figure skater Isabelle Pieman; actress, theater director, and screenwriter Isabelle Nanty; Isabelle Romée, Joan of Arc’s mother.

Fun fact:

This name was widely used at the turn of the 20th century, then completely fell off the grid, only to see a huge resurgence in the last 20 years.

More Inspiration:

Incredible I Names For Baby Girls, Double The Fun: Girl Names With Double Letters, Top 25 Most Popular Girls’ Names In Britain and Wales, Perfect 3-Syllable Girl Names, Très Jolie! French Girl Names For Your Belle Fille,