Illyria Meaning and Origin

A poetic name that’s both pretty and feminine. The name Illyria is a girl’s place name of Greek origin. Illyria (IHL-ihr-ee-ah) was a region in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula, inhabited by numerous tribes of people known as the Illyrians. The name of Illyria can be traced back to Greek mythology to Illyrius, the son of Cadmus and Harmonia. For his play Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare chose a fictionalized Illyria as the setting. 

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