Meaning and name origin
For more information, see also the related girl name Elizabeth.
Ilse is a very popular first name for females (#1689 out of 4276, Top 39%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#71751 out of 88799, Top 81%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ilse and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Elsa (#286), Elisabeth (#603) and Else. (2014 statistics).