What does Ilse mean?
Ilse [ilse] 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.
Associated with: oath.
Related girl name: Elizabeth.Kreatif forms:
(female) Ilis, Ilseia, ..
(male) Ilis, Ilseia, ..
How 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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Ilse for girls. Ilse entered the list in 1991 and reached its peak rank of #1514 in the U.S. in the year 1994, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Elisa (#498 a year ago), Elisabeth (#603), Elise (#166), Elizabeth (#14), Elsa (#286), Else, Lisa (#750), Lise and Liset are the popular variation forms of Ilse. Other variants, like Els, are seldom used. These forms of Ilse reached the top of their popularity 54 years ago (usage of 5.68%) and are now much less common (usage 0.97%, ▼83%), with forms like Elizabeth becoming less fashionable. Elizabeth is the continual favorite, though Elise has become popular as well.
Ilse is pronounced similarly to Ailse, Alles and Ellse. Other recommended names are Alise, Alyse, Ase, Blase, Elyse▲, Ila▼, Ilane, Ileen, Ilene▼, Ili, Ilise, Ilka, Ilke, Illa, Ilone, Ilysa, Ilyse, Ilysse, Inge, Iole, Ione▼, Isa, Isme, Issie, Issy, Ivee, Ivie, Lyse, Rise, Rose▼ and Suse. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ilse.