[ 2 syll. il-se, ils-e ] The baby girl name Ilse is pronounced in German as IHL-Sah †. Ilse has its origins in the Germanic and Hebrew languages. It is used largely in German and Dutch.
Ilse is a German form of Alice.
Ilse is also a Dutch and German shortening of the Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, and Scandinavian Elisabeth and a Dutch and German shortening of the English, Greek, and Hebrew Elizabeth.
See also the related forms, the name Emilse and the German Ilseruth.
See also the related categories, hebrew, dutch, and german.
Ilse is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Ilse, Elizabeth was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Ilse include Ilca, Ilise, Ilka, Ilkah, Ilkeh, Ilki, Illa, Ilsa, Ilyah, Ilysa, Ilyse, Eleigh, Elga, Elise, Elix, Eloise, Elyse, Ilea, Ileah, and Ileesha.
† Pronunciation for Ilse: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"