What does Ilka mean?
Ilka [il-ka] as a girls' name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Ilka is "flattering, hardworking". Writer Ilka Chase.
(female) Ilkai, Ilkair, ..
(male) Ilica, Ilkaia, ..
How popular is Ilka?
Ilka is an uncommon given name for females. Ilka is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Helen (#419 via latest list) is the only prominent alternative form of Ilka (not in Top 2000). This form of Ilka was favored as a birth name in the 1920s (adoption of 4.7%) and is now much less common. Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Ilka and related names. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Ilka is pronounced similarly to Elka, Elkie, Ellke, Ulka and Yulka. Other recommended names are Aleka, Alika, Anka, Celka, Cilka, Deka, Elika, Iana, Iara, Ida▼, Idra, Ila▼, Ilana, Ilean, Ilena, Ili, Ilima, Ilisa, Illa, Illia, Illsa, Ilona, Ilonka, Ilsa, Ilsae, Ilse, Ilysa, Ima▼, Ina▼, Inda, Inga▼, Inya, Iola▼, Iona▼, Ira▼, Irma▼, Isa, Isha, Isla▲, Ita, Iva▼, Jelka, Malka, Mika, Myka, Neka, Nika, Rika, Telka, Valka and Vika. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ilka.See names in meaning and etymology.