Isabel (or Isabelle) is a female given name. It comes from the Hebrew name Elisheva. Elisheva is often translated to Elizabeth, of which Isabel is a division. There are many royal figures or queens with the name or its variants. There are also many other famous people by Isabel and its related names. As Isabel, this name was used on two Atlantic tropical cyclones. The 2003 storm was so damaging that the name was later retired.