Scottish place-name or Spanish

Isla Origin and Meaning

The name Isla is a girl's name of Spanish, Scottish origin meaning "island".
Isla, the Spanish word for island, is also the name of a Scottish river, an island (spelled Islay), and the red-haired actress Isla Fisher, married to Sacha Baron Cohen. A top girls' name in the US, Isla is also popular overseas, especially 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.

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 FisherAustralian actress
  • Isla BlairAnglo,Scottish actress
  • Isla CameronScottish actress and singer
  • Isla St Clair (born Isabella Margaret Dyce)Scottish actress and singer
  • Isla Fiona TraquairScottish broadcast journalist
  • Isla ShortScottish racing cyclist
  • Isla WattEnglish 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 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 Parcelldaughter of blogger Rachel Parcell
  • Isla Woodhousedaughter of footballer Curtis Woodhouse
  • Isla Rose Giacone (b. 2016)daughter of TV personalities Tony and Alyssa Giacone of "The Real World: Skeletons"
  • Isla Rose Earnhardt (b.2018)daughter of American stock car racing driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Amy Reimann.
  • Isla Rose Klein (b. 2018)daughter of American actor Chris Klein

Isla in Pop Culture

  • Isla Martincharacter in "Isla and the Happily Ever After" by Stephanie Perkins
  • Isla Black Hitchenscharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Isla Forsythecharacter on British soap "Emmerdale"
  • Princess Islacharacter from "Across a Star Swept Sea" by Diana Peterfreund
  • Islacharacter in movie "Barbie and the Twelve Dancing Princesses"
  • Isla the Ice Star Fairycharacter in "Rainbow Magic"
  • Islaa character in the anime "Plastic Memories"
  • Isla Schultzcharacter on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Isla McCullochcharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • "La Isla Bonita" song by Madonna
  • Islacharacter on Netflix's "The Discovery"
  • Islacharacter I’m Barbie a Princess Charm School

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