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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 5 5 0
1991 6 6 0
1993 12 7 5
1995 6 6 0
1997 7 7 0
1998 17 11 6
1999 22 14 8
2000 13 8 5
2001 20 14 6
2002 23 14 9
2003 19 13 6
2004 25 18 7
2005 12 12 0
2006 17 11 6
2007 21 15 6
2008 41 28 13
2009 33 22 11
2010 45 33 12
2011 42 30 12
2012 43 31 12
2013 69 61 8
2014 105 91 14
2015 84 69 15

Fun Facts about the name Isley

  • How many people with the first name Isley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 687 babies born with the first name Isley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Isley to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Isley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Isley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Isley is Monday, November 16th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Isley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Isley was in 2014 with a total of 91 babies.
  • Random Isley Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Isley is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 10 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Isley: Your name in reverse order is Yelsi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iyels. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Isley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,754 people with the last name Isley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Isley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Isley as their last name.
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Popularity of Isley as a first name

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Popularity of Isley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Isley U.S.
  White 80.39% 64.26%
  African American 13.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Isley

People with the last name Isley are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Isley" mean? The list below shows the origins of Isley as well as things modernly associated with the name Isley such as celebrities named Isley.


Origin and Meaning of Isley

The name "Isley" is of Aboriginal origin, and it means "From the Hazel Grove". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Inspirations for the Name Isley

Isley Brewery
Isley Brothers

Notable Persons With the Last Name Isley

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1939 to 1974. Jennifer was born in 1919 as Phylis Lee Isley in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.


Ronald Isley

Ronald Isley is a singer-songwriter specializing in R&B and soul music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1954 to present. Ronald was born in 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.


What does the name Isley mean?

Iis for instill, the lesson of life.

Sis for serene, your calm time.

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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