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What does Ila mean?

Ila /ila/ 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.

Affiliated girl name: Ilene.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ilio, Ine, ..

(male) Ilain, Ilin, ..

How popular is Ila?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Ila for girls. Ila reached its top rank of #250 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is currently at #1202. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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 usage of the girl name Ila and associated names. Popular variation forms of Ila (#1202 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Isla (#150 last year) and Ilene. Adoption of these relations of Ila is at its highest today (average #1117), except for versions like Ilene which have become somewhat dated. Isla has generally been the top pick of parents.

Top 2000 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, Alea, Aleah, Alia, Aliya, Alli, Ally, Aloe, Alya, Ayala, Eilah, Eily, Ela, Eli, Ella, Elli, Ellia, Eula, Eulia, Ili, Iola, Ola, Ula, Ulla and Yula. Other recommended names are Ida, Ilka, Ilsa, Ima, Ina, Ira, Isa, Ita and Iva. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ila.