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Gender: Female Meaning of Eila: "oak tree" Origin of Eila: Hebrew

The name Eila is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "oak tree". Eila and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls".

From the experts:

Eila is a Hebrew name heard in Israel, due for wider consideration thanks to sound-alike sister Isla, as in actress Fisher. Either way you spell it, the name is simpler than it looks: Pronunciation is I, as in the letter, followed by la. An unlikely contemporary name star? Absolutely. But along with other simple names like Ava, Eve, and Ivy, a star nonetheless.

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Famous People Named Eila

Eila Orvokki Roine, Finnish actress
Eila Pellinen, Finnish singer
Eila Hiltunen, Finnish sculptor
Eila Kivikk’aho (born Eila Sylvia Lamberg), Finnish poet
Eila Rose, daughter of American actress Anna Gunn

Pop Culture References for the name Eila

Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen, character in manga/anime "Strike Witches"

Elah, Ayla, Eilona, Eyla, Eilah, Ila, Ela


danirose01 Says:


I much prefer this to Isla. It's like an updated version of Eileen.

Toya B Says:


Lovely name, but with the pronunciation I-la, it would always be misspelt Isla

Wittyusername103 Says:


This is really cute. I could imagine Eila and Enid being sisters.

Farih Fakhrian Says:


I named my daughter Eila, it's mean "Earth" in Sansekerta language (ancient Indian). Good to know it has another mean.

ElsaAnne Says:


This name is really cute!

yokohamawil Says:


It actually doesn't mean oak tree, it means terebinth - another type tree found in the Middle East. Oak is alon. (