Updated January 10, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : island
  • Spanish : island

What does Isla mean and stand for?

The name Isla is of Scottish and Spanish origin and means "island." It is the name of a Scottish river and and island, which is spelled Islay. It is a variant of Islay.

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Isla


According to Social Security Administration data, Isla has made quite the jump since breaking the top 100 in just 2017. It reached its peak at position 44 in 2020.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isla was at its peak popularity in October 2016.

Isla is not only popular in America, but also England, Wales, and Scotland. It invokes images of namesakes Isla Fisher, Isla Elizabeth Phillips (great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth), and Isla Blair. It was also chosen as the name of a character in Harry Potter.

Where is it Popular?

Isla was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Isla

  • Izzie
  • LaLa

Pairs well with these middle names


Meaning and Origin of Isla