Yes, we know “isla” is the Spanish word for ‘island’ but in reality the beautiful name Isla comes to us from the Scots. this name is so pretty!! A Good and Beautiful Name is the Greatest Gifts You can Give Your Children. She has been prominent since 1993. I don't know. I'm not lucky enough to have a name that sounds nice when it's mispronounced. 99.9% of people upon seeing this name will probably think it's is-la. Well, that’s not entirely true. Malia Obama is pronounced mah-lee-a rather than mel-ee-ah. We also have to deal with all of the Disney addicts that were obsessed with Elsa and wanted something similar. This name doesn't come from Islamic sources, but since the meaning is good Muslims can use it. I thought I'd have to correct people occasionally, but not all the time.  It ranked sixth for girls born in New Zealand in 2013. We are considering this name for our daughter and really like it but your post makes me reconsider. It’s simple, it’s unpretentious, it’s friendly, and it’s downright Scottish. She gets compliments on it a lot! I don't know... why would you name your child Jesus?! And even if people pronounce it as ees-la instead of eye-la, it still sounds pretty. Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. I thought it was so pretty and old fashioned. And we now hear this name everywhere. He left this life on July 2nd, 1992. I really like this name. She's from Troy, Michigan just like me :). And it's pronounced “eye-la”. Please add to or correct the information provided by other members of the Nameberry community. An easy way to find Muslim baby names and their meanings. Lol! You can see how it looks the name Isla as first name or Isla as last name. We correct people constantly and she will probably have to do so for the rest of her life. I named my little girl Isla Mae. So I don't think Isla is that bad compared to some names, since there's really only one likely way it'll be mispronounced. There is also a lovely legend about a Danish princess named Iula who left Denmark with an apron full of stones. Not very nice considering it means island. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. Islam and Muslim both have the same origin in the Arabic verb s-l-m. A Muslim child where ever born, and a person embracing Islam, used to be called in a new name, probably in Arabic Name. Islamic Names and Muslim Names are the same, there is no difference between Islamic names and Muslim names. Scotia is the Latin name for Scotland. Looking at the other top names on the list, Amelia, Emily, Sophie and other such names are absolute classics; while perhaps they don't equal Isla in prettiness, they are longstanding classics.