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Meaning and Name Origin

Ila \i-la\ as a girls' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Ila is "island". Place name.


Ila has 4 variants: Eila, Ilanis, Ilanys and Isla.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Ilene.


Ila is a very prominent first name for females (#727 out of 4276, Top 17%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Ila for girls. Ila reached its top rank of #267 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ila name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ila outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ila and associated names. Popular variation forms of Ila ranked in the Top 1000 are Isla (#150 last year) and Ilene. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during 1920-1929 and has become significantly less since, with the versions Ilene and Ila becoming less trendy. Isla (#150) is the most chic girl name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ila, Ilene, Isla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isla outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ila is alike in pronunciation to Aila, Ala, Alah, Alea, Ali, Alia, Alla, Alya, Ayla, Ela, Elah, Eli, Elia, Ella, Eula, Illa, Illia, Iola, Ola, Olia, Olla, Oula, Ula, Ulla, Yola and Yula. Other recommended similar baby names are Ida, Ilka, Ilsa, Ima, Ina, Iole, Ira, Isa, Ita and Iva. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ila.