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What does Ailse mean?

Ailse Pronunciation of Ailse [ailse] as a name for girls is an Old Norse name, and the meaning of the name Ailse is "island of Alfsigr". Ailse is a version of Ailsa (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse.


3 relations via Ailsa: Ailis, Elsa and Elshe.

Creative forms:
(female) Aloese, Alse, ..

(male) Ailas, Ailsel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ailse Meilani (A.M.), ..

How popular is Ailse?

Ailse is a rare first name for women. Ailse is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Elsa (#487 via latest list) and Ailsa are the prominent varying forms of Ailse (not ranked). Adoption of these relations of Ailse was at its highest in the year 2014 (median #1143) and has become much reduced since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elsa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ailse is pronounced similarly to Alles, Ellse, Els, Else and Ilse. Other suggested similar names are Aide, Aidee, Aila, Ailbe, Ailbhe, Ailee, Aileen, Ailene, Ailey, Aili, Ailie, Ailish, Ailli, Aillie, Ailyn, Aime, Aimee, Aimie, Aine, Alie, Alise, Alisse, Alle, Allie, Allyse, Aloe, Alyse, Anise, Arlee, Arlie, Arlise, Arlyse, Ase, Eilise, Liese, Lise and Rise. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ailse.

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