What does Ilse mean?
For more information, see also the related girl name Elizabeth.
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 (#71751 out of 88799, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Ilse and corresponding names. 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 (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 and are somewhat less popular today, 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, with these names going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)