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:

American: I love you
Scottish: island
Hebrew: oak tree

Origin 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.

Symbolism of the name Iyla:

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.

Style of the name Iyla:

Modern, traditional, or classical

Gender of the name Iyla:

Iyla is a unique name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Iyla:


Number of syllables in the name Iyla:


Emotion evoked from the name Iyla:

Iyla is unique and dainty. It feels refined and approachable.

Alternative spellings for the name Iyla:

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

Nicknames for the name Iyla:

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

Popularity of the name Iyla:

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.

Related names for the name Iyla:

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 with the name Iyla:

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

Iylas in popular culture:

There are no fictional characters named Iyla.