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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 2016: #126

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 six years! In 2016 it reached its highest spot yet at Number 126. Isla is also currently in the Top 5 in England, Wales, and her native Scotland.

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

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Famous People Named Isla

Isla Lang Fisher, Australian actress
Isla Blair, Anglo-Scottish actress
Isla Cameron, Scottish actress and singer
Isla St Clair (born Isabella Margaret Dyce), Scottish actress and singer
Isla Traquair, Scottish broadcast journalist
Isla Short, Scottish racing cyclist
Isla Watt, English actress
Isla Elizabeth Angela Griffith Bamber (b. 2003), daughter of actors Kerry Norton and Jamie Bamber
Isla Lampard (b. 2007), daughter of footballer Frank Lampard and Elen Rivas
Isla Lough (b. 2007), daughter of distance runners Paula Radcliffe and Gary Lough
Isla Grace Halls (b. 2012), daughter of TV host Monty Halls
Isla Elizabeth Phillips (b. 2012), daughter of Peter Phillips; great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II
Isla Grace Sidwell (b. 2012), daughter of actor Aaron Sidwell
Isla Savannah Ingham (b.2012), Youtuber
Isla Hefford Kauth (b. 2013), daughter of ice hockey players Jayna Hefford and Kathleen Kauth
Isla Elizabeth Collins (b. 2014), daughter of singer Max Collins of band Eve 6
Isla Rose Parcell, daughter of blogger Rachel Parcell
Isla Woodhouse, daughter of footballer Curtis Woodhouse
Isla Rose Giacone (b. 2016), daughter of TV personalities Tony and Alyssa Giacone of "The Real World: Skeletons"
Doone Isla Brown (b. 2013), daughter of swimmer Amanda Beard and Sacha Brown

Pop Culture References for the name Isla

Isla Martin, character in "Isla and the Happily Ever After" by Stephanie Perkins
Isla Black Hitchens, character in 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, a character in the anime "Plastic Memories"
Isla Schultz, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Isla McCulloch, character on British soap "EastEnders"
"La Isla Bonita," song by Madonna
Isla, character on Netflix's "The Discovery"

Islay, Isela