What does Ailsa mean?
Ailsa /ail-sa/ [2 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Ailra, Alausa, Alsa. [more]
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)
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 Top 100 currently. (2013 Birth Statistics)
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 rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its peak in the year 2012 (usage of 0.3147%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.3111%, ▼1.2%), 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. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Ailsa and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.