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Meaning and name origin

Ilse \i-lse, il-se\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Ellsa, Elsa, Else, Ilisa, Illsa, Ilsae, Ilsaie and Ilsa.

For more information, see also the related girl name Elizabeth.

Ilse is also pronounced similarly to Ailse, Ellse and Els. Other suggested similar baby names are Ilise, Ilka, Ilke, Ilysa, Ilyse and Ilysse.


Ilse is a very popular first name for females (#1689 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#71751 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Ilse name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Ilse with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

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