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Meaning and name origin

Else \e-lse, el-se\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew and German origin, and the meaning of Else is "God is my oath". Else is a variant of Elizabeth (Hebrew): can also mean "God's promise", "God's satisfaction" or "God's perfection". Also a variant of Elsa (Hebrew): short form of Elisabeth or Elizabeth. Else is also used as a variant of Ilse (German, Hebrew).


Else has 2 variant forms: Ellse, Els.


Else is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2369 out of 4276, Top 55%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#38096 out of 88799, Top 43%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Else for girls. Else reached its highest rank of #785 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).

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

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Else is also pronounced similarly to Ailse. Other suggested similar baby names are Eilise, Elbe, Elease, Eleese, Elga, Elice, Eliese, Elis, Elisa, Elise, Elisee, Elish, Elisse, Eliz, Elize, Elka, Elke, Elkie, Elle, Ellke, Ellsa, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellyse, Eloise, Eloyse, Elsee, Elsha, Elshe, Elsie, Elssa, Elsy, Elyce, Elysa, Elyse, Elysse and Elza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Else.