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Gender: F Pronunciation: eye-la Meaning of Isla: "island" Origin of Isla: Scottish place-name or Spanish Isla's Popularity in 2014: #150

Isla is the name of a Scottish river, an island (spelled Islay), and the hot young red-haired actress Isla Fisher, wife of Sacha Baron Cohen. Isla is also among the fastest rising names in the US, and has been on the Nameberry Top 1000 for girls for the past five years! In 2014 it reached its highest spot yet at Number 150. Isla is also currently in the Top 5 in England and Wales, New Zealand, and in her native Scotland.

Isla Black Hitchens is a Harry Potter character; Queen Elizabeth has a great-granddaughter named Isla Elizabethe Phillips.

Is Isla's newborn popularity a plus or a minus? Only you can decide, though the parent who chooses Isla because they've never heard it before and believes they rarely will again is sure to be disappointed.

Isla is part of a trend for simple, old-fashioned girls' names that start and end with a vowel: Ava, Ada, Ella, Emma, Eva, Ida, Ivy. Some other similar names that are not as trendy as Isla: Islay and Ailsa.

Famous People Named Isla

Isla Fisher, Australian actress
Isla Elizabeth Phillips (b. 2012), great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II
Isla Blair, Anglo-Scottish actress
Isla Cameron, Scottish actress and singer
Isla St Clair, Scottish actress and singer
Isla Traquair, Scottish broadcast journalist
Isla Short, Scottish racing cyclist

Pop Culture References for the name Isla

Isla Black Hitchens, character from the Harry Potter series
Isla Forsythe, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
Princess Isla, character from "Across a Star Swept Sea" by Diana Peterfreund
Isla, character in movie "Barbie and the Twelve Dancing Princesses"
Isla the Ice Star Fairy, character in "Rainbow Magic"
"Isla and the Happily Ever After," novel by Stephanie Perkins
Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, islands from Jurassic Park series
Isla, a character in the anime "Plastic Memories"

Islay, Isela