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Iyla is a unique baby name that retains the dainty feel of Isla and Ayla. Though most agree it is a variation of these names, some parents give it a more modern twist. They believe that it is a twisted acronym of “I love you.”

Meaning of the Name Iyla

Most agree that Iyla is a variation of the name Isla. Isla comes from the name of Islay island in Scotland. Some believe, however, that Iyla is a form of the name Ayla, which is a more traditional variation of the Hebrew Elah. Finally, in modern times, some parents use the name to mean “I love you,” inventing it in modern times.

The baby name Iyla means “I love you” in America as some parents invented it to be an acronym of sorts for the phrase. In Scottish, it means “island” as it comes from the name isla. In Hebrew, however, Iyla means “oak tree” as it is a variation of the name Ayla.

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Nicknames for Iyla

Iyla is unique and dainty. It feels refined and approachable and usually comes along with a wholesome and heartfelt nickname. We've come up with a list below to help you get inspired, but feel free to come up with your own unique nickname for the Iyla in your life.

  • Lala
  • Eyes
  • Iyiy
  • Iylie
  • Iyli
  • Iyly

Iyla Name Details

Style: Modern, traditional, or classical

Gender: Ilya is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: IE-luh

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Iyla

  • Isla 
  • Iylah
  • Islah
  • Ila
  • Ilah
  • Illa
  • Illah

Iyla name Popularity

Iyla has never been a top 1,000 option before 2020. Last year, it was a top 1,000 name at rank 910. In comparison, Isla is a top 50 name and Ayla a top 200.

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Great Middle Names for Iyla and Their Meanings

  • Joy (happiness, joy)
  • Nicole (people of victory)
  • Mae (goddess of spring, to increase)
  • Josephine (Jehovah shall grow)
  • Brynn (hill, mound)
  • June (young, born in June)
  • Janine (God is gracious)
  • Grace (God's grace)

Famous People Named Iyla

  • Iyla Hart (daughter of Steve Hart and Ashley Scott)
  • Iyla Macarthur (actress, “Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II”)
  • Iyla Salkind (film producer)
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