From royalty to reality TV stars: Why the A-list set are obsessed with this unique baby name

MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo is leading the pack!
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It continues to climb to the top of baby name lists each year, coming in at fourth place in 2020’s round up of the most popular girl’s names in Australia, so it’s little wonder Isla continues to crop up among the A-list set’s offspring.

Most recently in a touching nod to his Scottish heritage, popular MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo revealed he’d named his fourth child, a daughter with wife Lauren Field, Isla Generosa Zonfrillo.

“Haven’t been able to wipe the smile off my face for the last four weeks – our precious little Isla Generosa Zonfrillo, my fourth kiddo, came into our world,” the 44-year-old chef wrote this week, a month after his daughter’s birth.

“I couldn’t ask for more – a healthy baby, happy siblings, and a rockstar wife. The Zonfrillo Clan have never been happier.”

Isla Zonfrillo joins a VIP crew of fellow celeb tots rocking the classic title and signals the popular new trend of parents picking old-fashioned and simple girls’ names ending in a vow (think Ivy, Eva and Ava).

Isla is of Spanish, Scottish decent and is an abbreviated version of the world “Islay”, meaning island.

The strong yet equally stunning-sounding, two-syllable moniker has always been a popular pick but had peaked over the past few years thanks to Australian actress Isla Fisher putting it on the map. Now everyone from royalty to reality TV stars are choosing to use it on their kids.

Keep scrolling as we wrap up all the celebrity babies who are called Isla!

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Isla Generosa Zonfrillo

Now that’s a beautiful name! Most recently, MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo and his wife Lauren welcomed their second child together with a name that will leave a lasting impression – Isla Generosa Zonfrillo.

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Isla Rose Warner

In July 2019, SAS Australia star Candice Warner and her husband, cricket player David Warner, picked the trendy title for their third daughter.

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“We welcomed our newest family member Isla Rose Warner at 10:30pm late last night. @candywarner1 was absolutely amazing. Mum and Bub doing very well and her big sisters are over the moon. #prouddad,” David shared at the time.

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Isla Elizabeth Phillips

Isla even has the royal seal of approval! You’ve probably noticed Isla Phillips hanging out with her cousins on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the annual Trooping The Colour events over the years.

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Eight-year-old Isla is the second daughter of Peter and ex-wife Autumn Phillips and great-grandchild to The Queen and Prince Phillip.

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The young royal, pictured with her parents and older sister Savannah, even has a sweet nod to her grandmother Queen Elizabeth in her middle name. She’s not the only royal child to sport an out-of-the-box “un-royal” name, with her cousins Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, one, Lena Tindall, two, and Mia Tindall, six, breaking the mould, too.

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Isla Rose Klein

American Pie actor Chris Klein and wife Laina Rose Thyfault are the proud parents to two-year-old daughter Isla Rose Klein.

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“This Saturday 5/26 at 2:25pm my wife @lalalainarose gave birth to our second beautiful miracle. Isla Rose Klein. 8lbs 7oz of healthy baby girl. Laina and Isla took the journey together with Courage, Strength and Epic Grace. My Girls, I am so proud of you and so grateful that you were delivered safely back to me. I love you Laina. Thank you for making me a father again,” the actor wrote at the time.

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