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Meaning and name origin

Ailsa \a(i)-lsa, ail-sa\ as a girl's 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 5 variant forms: Ailis, Ailse, Elsa, Elsha and Elshe.


Ailsa is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ailsa for girls. Ailsa reached its highest rank of #97 in Scotland in 1999. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ailsa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ailsa outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ailsa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Elsa (#286) and Ailsa. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Elsa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ailsa, Elizabeth, Elsa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ailsa is also pronounced similarly to Ellsa, Illsa and Ilsa. 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.