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Pronunciation "Iz-E"
Gender Unisex
Word/name Hebrew, Greek, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic
Meaning Short for every name with the sound "Iz"
Other names
Related names Isaac, Isabella, Isabel (given name) Isabel Elizabeth, Lizzie, Iggy, Ike, Isambard, Isidore, Isaiah, Isaias, Isamu

Izzy is a common nickname for the given names Israel, Elizabeth, Isaac, Isambard, Isidore, Isabel, Isabelle, Isabella, Isaiah, Izzet, Isarn, Ismail, Izebel, Izmara, or Isam (عصام).

It may refer to:



  • Israel Izzy Alcántara (born 1971), former baseball player from the Dominican Republic
  • Israel Izzy Asper (1932-2003), Canadian tax lawyer and media magnate
  • Isabelle Beisiegel (born 1979), Canadian golfer
  • Isaiah Brown (born 1997), English footballer
  • John Izzy Canillo (born 2004), Filipino child actor
  • Isidor/Isadore Izzy Einstein (c. 1880-1938), highly successful American federal police officer during the early Prohibition era
  • Isidore Izzy Goldstein (1909-1993), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Isadore Izzy Gomez (restaurateur) (1875 or 1876-1944), Portuguese-born San Francisco restaurateur
  • Ezomo Izzy Iriekpen (born 1982), English former footballer
  • Jason Isringhausen (born 1972), American former Major League Baseball pitcher and coach
  • Israel Izzy Lang (born 1942), American former National Football League running back
  • Isidoro Izzy León (1911-2002), Major League Baseball pitcher from Cuba
  • Israel George Levene (1885-1930), American collegiate football player (twice All-American) and head coach
  • Isadore Schwartz (1900-1988), American boxer, world flyweight champion from 1927 to 1929
  • Isadore Sparber (1906-1958), American storyboard artist, writer, director and producer of animated films
  • Isidor I. F. Stone (1907-1989), American investigative journalist, also the "Izzy", a journalism prize named for him
  • Isabelle Izzy Westbury (born 1990), English cricketer
  • Julius Izzy Yablok (1907-1983), American football player
  • Israel Izzy Young (born 1928), noted American folk music store owner

Stage name[edit]

  • Isobel Beardshow Izzy Bizu 1994 born singer songwriter
  • Isobel Cooper (born 1975), English operatic pop soprano known professionally as Izzy
  • Izzy Stradlin, stage name of former Guns N' Roses guitarist and co-founder Jeffrey Dean Isbell (born 1962)

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Izzy Armstrong, on the British soap opera Coronation Street
  • Izzy Daniels, the main character of the television movie Jump In!
  • Izzy Davies, on the British soap opera Hollyoaks
  • Izzy Gomez, in the television series TUGS
  • Isabelle Hoyland, on the Australian soap opera Neighbours
  • Isabelle "Izzy" Huffstodt, on the American television series Huff
  • Izzy Izumi, in the Digimon series
  • Izzy Mandelbaum, recurring character on the American television series Seinfeld, portrayed by Lloyd Bridges
  • Izzy Moreno, the informant for Sonny and Rico in the American television series Miami Vice, portrayed by Martin Ferrero
  • Ismael Ortega, a Marvel Comics character
  • Izzy Sinclair, in the Doctor Who comic strip
  • Izzy Sparks, a video game character
  • Izzie Stevens, in the series Grey's Anatomy
  • Isabel "Izzy" Reubens, in Love and Rockets
  • Izzy, one of the title characters of Ben & Izzy, a Jordanian animated television series
  • Izzy, one of the 22 contestants in the Canadian animated television series Total Drama Island
  • Izzy, a 7-year old pirate girl from the TV show Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Isabelle "Izzy" Silva, one of the main characters on the TV show You Me Her


Other uses[edit]

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