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pinWhat does Ilse mean?

Ilse /ilse/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ILL-sah. It is of German and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ilse is "God is my oath". Short form of Elisabeth.


Ilse has 8 variants: Ellsa, Elsa, Else, Ilisa, Illsa, Ilsa, Ilsae and Ilsaie.

Related girl name: Elizabeth.

Ilse has 17 more different relations via Elisabeth: Bep, Elisa, Elisabet, Elise, Elisebeth, Els, Elsbeth, Liesbeth, Lilli, Lis, Lisa, Lisabel, Lise, Lisel, Liset, Liseth and Lisolette.

Kreatif forms: Ilase, Ilese, Ilseio. [more]

pinHow popular is Ilse?

Ilse is a very prominent first name for females (#1689 out of 4276, Top 39%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#81100 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Elisa (#498 a year ago), Elisabeth (#603), Elise (#166), Elizabeth (#14), Elsa (#286), Else, Lisa (#750) and Lise are the popular variation forms of Ilse (not in Top 1000). Variants like Lisabel are seldom used. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5268%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4604%, 12.6%), with the forms Elisabeth and Lisa becoming less fashionable. Elisa (#498), Elise (#166) and Elsa (#286) are three of the more trendy baby names here, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for these names. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Ilse and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise, Elizabeth, Elsa in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Else, Lisa, Lise in U.S.

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

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Ilse is pronounced similarly to Ailse and Ellse. Other recommended similar baby names are Ilise, Ilka, Ilke, Ilysa, Ilyse and Ilysse. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ilse.