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What does Ilse mean?

Ilse Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Elizabeth.




VARIANTS Ellsa, Elsa, Else, Ilisa, Illsa, Ilsae, Ilsaie, Ilsa

OTHER FORMS VIA ELISABETH Elisa, Elise, Els, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisel, Liset



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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)

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, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ilse name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ilse outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Elisa (#457 A YEAR AGO), Elisabeth (#789), Elise (#176), Elizabeth (#13), Elsa (#888), Else, Lisa (#891), 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 58 years ago (USAGE OF 3.74%) and are now much less common (USAGE 0.7%, 81%), with forms like Elsa becoming less fashionable. Elizabeth is the continual favorite, though Elisa has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ilse, Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elsa, Else, Lisa, Lise, Liset in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ilse, Elisa, Elise, Elizabeth, Elsa, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ilse is pronounced similarly to Ailse, Alles and Ellse. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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