What does Ailsa mean?
Ailsa [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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Alausa, Alsa, ..
(male) Ailla, Aillos, .. Middle name pairings:
Ailsa Paloma (A.P.), ..
How popular is Ailsa?
Ailsa is an unusual given name for females. Ailsa is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Ailsa reached its highest position of #97 in Scotland in 1999, but is not in the Top 100 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Bella (#74 in recent rankings), Elisa (#486), Elissa (#1395), Elizabeth (#13), Elsa (#487), Else, Ilse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lili, Lily (#25), Lisa (#749), Lise, Lissa, Liza (#1685) and Lyssa are the popular variation forms of Ailsa rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Ailsa reached its peak in the 1960s (usage of 5.7%) and is now much lower (usage 1.6%, ▼71%), with versions like Liza becoming less stylish. Elisa and Lily are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation.
Ailsa is alike in pronunciation to Elza, Illsa and Ilsae. Other suggested similar names are Aalya, Abila, Adila, Aida, Aiesha, Aila, Ailbe, Ailee, Ailey, Aili, Ailie, Ailish, Ailli, Ailyn, Aina, Airlea, Airlia, Aisha▲, Aisia, Ala, Alba, Alda▼, Alea, Alfa, Alia▲, Alisa▼, Alissa▼, Alla, Allda, Allia, Allisa, Allma, Allta, Allysa, Alma▼, Alta▼, Alva▼, Alya, Alysa▼, Amilia, Amilya, Amisa, Amissa, Anisa, Anissa▼, Arla, Arlea, Asa, Assa, Avila, Awilda, Ayisa, Ayla▲, Azusa, Gisa, Kelsa, Nilsa, Nissa, Nitsa, Riesa, Risa, Ritsa and Tisa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ailsa.See names in meaning and etymology.