What does Ailsa mean?
Ailsa \a(i)-lsa, ail-sa\ as a girls' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ailsa is "island of Alfsigr". Place name: the tiny Scottish rocky islet Ailsa Craig in the estuary of the river Clyde. Alfsigr is a personal name meaning "elf or magical victory". Use as a given name has been influenced by Ealasaid, the Gaelic form of Elizabeth (Hebrew) "God's promise". The name may also be used as a homonym for Elsa.
Ailsa has 36 more related forms via Ealasaid, Elizabeth, Elsa: Bella▲, Eilis, Eilish, Elisa▲, Elissa▼, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsi, Els, Else, Elssa, Elsy, Helsa, Ilsa, Ilse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesja, Lili, Lilo, Lily▲, Lis, Lisa▼, Lise, Lisl, Lissa, Lissi, Lissy, Liza▼, Lusa, Lysa and Lyssa.
Ailsa is an unusual given name for females. Ailsa is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ailsa for girls. Ailsa reached its highest position of #97 in Scotland in 1999, but is not in the list currently. (Top 100 Baby Names Records, 2013)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Ailsa and related names. Bella (#70 in 2014), Elisa (#498), Elissa, Elizabeth (#14), Elsa (#286), Else, Leesa, Leisa, Lily (#27), Lisa (#750), Lise, Lissa and Liza are the popular variation forms of Ailsa. Usage of this girl name reached its peak in 2012 and has remained as widespread to this day, but with the versions Elissa, Lisa and Liza becoming less stylish. Bella (#70), Elisa (#498), Elsa (#286) and Lily (#27) are four of the more chic girl names in this compilation, with these names enjoying a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Ailsa is alike in pronunciation to Illsa. Other suggested similar baby names are Aila, Ailish, Alisa▼, Alissa▼, Allisa, Allysa, Alysa▼ and Nilsa▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ailsa.