What does Ilse mean?
For more on this name, 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 (#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 (#unlisted). 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%, down 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)