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What does Ilka mean?

Ilka Pronunciation of Ilka [il-ka] as a girls' name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Ilka is "flattering, hardworking". Writer Ilka Chase.


Ilka has 2 variants: Ilke and Milka.

Related girl names: Elke and Helen.

Creative forms:
(female) Ilil, Ilkai, ..

(male) Ilica, Ilike, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ilka Marian (I.M.), ..

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. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ilka and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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