Meaning and Name Origin
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)
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)
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.