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.
Related girl name: Elizabeth.more]
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)
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). Other variants, like Els, are seldom used. These forms of Ilse reached the top of their popularity 34 years ago (usage of 0.527%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.46%, ▼13%), but with forms like Elisabeth becoming less fashionable. Elizabeth is the continual favorite, though Elise has become popular as well. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Ilse and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Thinking of names?
Ilse is pronounced similarly to Ailse, Alles and Ellse. Other recommended similar baby 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.