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Islay

Islay Meaning and Origin

The name Islay is a girl’s place name of Scottish origin. A gorgeous alternative to Isla, this name comes from one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands. Islay is primarily known as the name of an island located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. It is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides and is known for its rugged landscapes, beautiful coastline, and peat-rich soils. The origin of the name “Islay” is derived from the Old Norse language. The Old Norse name for the island was “Ílsey,” which translates to “Island of Islay.” It is believed that the name “Ílsey” originated from the Old Norse word “ey,” meaning “island,” and “Íl,” which may have referred to a personal name or a deity.

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