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Isla

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16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
619
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Isla

"Isla" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Island". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name coined in the twentieth century from an archaic spelling of Islay, an island in the Hebrides.
  2. A river in eastern Scotland, tributary to the Tay.
  3. A river in northeast Scotland, tributary to the Spey.

Notable Persons Named Isla

Isla Fisher is an actress. She has been prominent since 1993. Isla was given the name Isla Lang Fisher on February 3rd, 1976 in Muscat, Oman.

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Isla Blair is an actress. She was most active from 1965 to present. Isla was born on September 29th, 1944 in Bangalore.

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Isla Cameron is a folk music musician. Her career lasted from 1945 to 1980. Isla was born on March 5th, 1930 in Scotland.

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Isla Traquair is a journalist; newsreader; tv presenter and journalist. Isla was given the name Isla Fiona Traquair on January 1st, 1980 in Aberdeen.

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Isla was born on August 25th, 1856 in Dumfriesshire. She passed away on March 6th, 1910.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Isla

Mauricio Isla is a soccer player for the Olympique de Marseille, Juventus F.C., Club Deportivo Universidad Católica, Udinese Calcio, Queens Park Rangers F.C., Chile national under-20 football team, and Chile national football team. Mauricio was born on June 12th, 1988 in Buin, Chile. Mauricio is also known as Isla Isla and Mauricio Aníbal.

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Camarón de la Isla was a new flamenco and flamenco musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His career lasted from 1969 to 1992. Camarón was given the name José Monge Cruz on December 5th, 1950 in San Fernando, Cádiz. He left this life on July 2nd, 1992.

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Pablo was given the name Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera on January 22nd, 1964 in Madrid.

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Nomar Angeles Isla is an athlete. Nomar was born on May 1st, 1970.

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Jonnathan Isla is a sports team member for the Rocha F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Isla in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 7 7 0
1887 11 11 0
1889 5 5 0
1890 10 10 0
1891 7 7 0
1892 6 6 0
1893 7 7 0
1894 6 6 0
1895 8 8 0
1896 7 7 0
1897 5 5 0
1898 12 12 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 13 13 0
1901 9 9 0
1902 9 9 0
1903 6 6 0
1904 9 9 0
1905 16 16 0
1906 11 11 0
1907 12 12 0
1908 18 18 0
1909 9 9 0
1910 14 14 0
1911 11 11 0
1912 16 16 0
1913 22 22 0
1914 25 25 0
1915 22 22 0
1916 35 35 0
1917 34 34 0
1918 34 34 0
1919 31 31 0
1920 23 23 0
1921 26 26 0
1922 41 41 0
1923 34 34 0
1924 22 22 0
1925 25 25 0
1926 27 27 0
1927 20 20 0
1928 26 26 0
1929 25 25 0
1930 23 23 0
1931 20 20 0
1932 21 21 0
1933 21 21 0
1934 12 12 0
1935 19 19 0
1936 24 24 0
1937 15 15 0
1938 12 12 0
1939 15 15 0
1940 10 10 0
1941 17 17 0
1942 7 7 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 14 14 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 5 5 0
1947 8 8 0
1948 10 10 0
1949 7 7 0
1950 9 9 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 8 8 0
1953 7 7 0
1962 5 5 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 5 5 0
1976 5 5 0
1977 6 6 0
1978 10 10 0
1979 5 5 0
1981 5 5 0
1982 6 6 0
1983 5 5 0
1985 11 11 0
1986 5 5 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 8 8 0
1989 7 7 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 10 10 0
1992 7 7 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 16 16 0
1996 13 13 0
1997 22 22 0
1998 25 25 0
1999 18 18 0
2000 37 37 0
2001 24 24 0
2002 29 29 0
2003 38 38 0
2004 35 35 0
2005 54 54 0
2006 92 92 0
2007 178 178 0
2008 493 493 0
2009 945 945 0
2010 1,098 1,098 0
2011 1,207 1,207 0
2012 1,385 1,385 0
2013 1,911 1,911 0
2014 2,132 2,132 0
2015 2,270 2,270 0
2016 2,504 2,504 0

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Popularity of Isla as a first name

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Popularity of Isla as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Isla U.S.
  White 11.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 33.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 52.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Isla

People with the last name Isla are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Isla

  • How Popular is the name Isla? Isla is the 1,887th most popular name of all time. As a last name Isla was the 36,204th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Isla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,707 babies born with the first name Isla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Isla to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Isla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Isla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Isla is Tuesday, September 3rd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Isla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Isla was in 2016 with a total of 2,504 babies. That's a lot of babies named Isla!
  • Random Isla Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Isla ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Isla: Your name in reverse order is Alsi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lisa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Isla? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 619 people with the last name Isla.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Isla? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Isla as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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