from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of western Scotland in the southern Inner Hebrides. An early center of Celtic Christianity, the island is a popular tourist site.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A small island in the Inner Hebrides.
- proper n. A female given name of mostly Scottish usage, derived from the place name.
Possibly a misreading of Latin Ioua, Gaelic Ì, Old Norse ey "island". (Wiktionary)