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What does Isla mean?

Isla Pronunciation of Isla [is-la] as a girls' name. Name of a Scottish river.

Associated with: scottish, river.


Isla has 1 variant: Islay.

Affiliated girl name: Ila.

Creative forms:
(female) Isilo, Islai, ..

(male) Isil, Isin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Isla Khaleesi (I.K.), ..

How popular is Isla?

Isla is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#42604 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Isla reached its peak position of #141 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isla name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. The only other popular variation form of Isla (#141 a year ago) is Ila (#1184 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Isla is more pronounced among parents presently (average #662), except for the form Ila which has become less in vogue. Isla is the most trendy girl name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isla, Ila in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Isla is pronounced similarly to Weslia. Other recommended names are Aila, Ala, Alla, Asela, Ashla, Byla, Cala, Cela, Dela, Dola, Eila, Ela, Erla, Eula, Fila, Gala, Gila, Hala, Iana, Iara, Ida, Idra, Iesha, Ili, Illa, Illsa, Ima, Ina, Inda, Inga, Iola, Iole, Iona, Ira, Irma, Isa, Isha, Isis, Isme, Isold (see Isolde), Isolt, Isota, Ita, Iva, Izola, Jola, Kala, Lela, Lila, Lola, Lula, Mala, Mela, Mila, Myla, Nela, Nila, Nula, Nyla, Ola, Olla, Orla, Oula, Pola, Sula, Tesla, Tola, Tsila, Tula, Tyla, Ula, Vala, Xyla and Zila. These names tend to be more commonly used than Isla.

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