Ilse Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ilsa:
Originally a pet form of Elizabeth, Elsa is now in common use as an independent given name and was popularized as the name of the affectionate lioness in the book and film Born Free.
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A variant of "Ilsa."
Ilse is German in origin and derives from the longer name "Elisabeth." The meaning of the name Ilse is "Consecrated to God." It is pronounced IL-seh/IL-suh. This name is more likely to be found in German or Dutch speaking countries.
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From Elizabeth. Variants include Ilze (Afrikaans) and Ilse (German). Can mean consecrated to God or (in Greek/Hebrew) promise/covenant of God, or God is my satisfaction.
- Famous real-life people named Ilse
Ilse Crawford is an interior designer known for her books "Sensual Home" and "Home is Where the Heart is" as well as her work with IKEA.
- Ilse in song, story & screen
Ilse Burnley is the spirited best friend of the title character in LM Montgomery's Emily of New Moon trilogy.
Ilse Lagnar, character from Attack On Titan.