Meaning:of the river Islay
Pronounced EYE-la, this girls' name references Isla, a river in Scotland, as well as Islay, a Scottish island. It’s a super-popular name in Scotland and in other English-speaking countries like England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. But only in the last 10 years has the name become a hit in the US. Maybe it was because of the box office success of “Wedding Crashers,” a 2005 comedy featuring actress Isla Fisher, that made people notice her pretty name.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- IslaAutumn and Peter Philips
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Source: Social Security Administration
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