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Q: The meaning of the name Isela? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: The meaning of the name Isela?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: si312-ga
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Posted: 24 Jan 2005 07:34 PST
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Question ID: 462441
What does the name Isela mean?

Clarification of Question by si312-ga on 24 Jan 2005 07:36 PST
I'm looking for a meaning or history behind the name. Is it short for
another name and if so what does that name mean?
Subject: Re: The meaning of the name Isela?
Answered By: librariankt-ga on 25 Jan 2005 06:57 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi Si312,

Isela is probably short for either Elizabeth/Elisabeth or Isabella
(and variants, like Isabel). Isabella and Elizabeth are themselves
related. As such, it means "devoted to God" or "God's Oath".

Here is the most complete definition of Isela that I could find online:

BabyNamer also includes an entry for Isela:
This page suggests that this is a Spanish or Russian derivative of Isabella.

And entries for Isabella and Elizabeth:

BabyNamer also has some information about Isabella and Elizabeth:

Isela could also be related to Ixchel, which is French/Mayan for the
goddess of fertility and the moon:

It could also be short for Gisela, which means "pledge" and is
Germanic in origin (though also popular in French as Giselle):

I hope these links allay your curiosity about this name - please don't
hesitate to ask for more information if you need it!


Clarification of Answer by librariankt-ga on 25 Jan 2005 06:58 PST
I forgot to mention - I found these by doing a variety of Google
searches, the most fruitful of which was "Isela name meaning baby". 
This got me to the YeahBaby and BabyNamer sites, which I then browsed
for the different options. - LKT
si312-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
That was definitely helpful. I did a few searches for baby names
(Isela) on google but came up empty handed. Wish their was more info
specific to the name Isela but if it's a derivative of another name,
then that explains the lack of information. Thanks.

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