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 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).
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).
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.