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Gender: F Meaning of Ilse: "pledged to God" Origin of Ilse: Dutch variation of Ilsa

Pronounced with two syllables, as if spelled Ilsa, Ilse is popular in The Netherlands and may rise here with cousin Elsa.

Famous People Named Ilse

Ilse Annoeska de Lange, singer for Dutch band The Common Linnets
Ilse Heylen, Belgian Olympic judoka
Ilse Aichinger, Austrian writer
Ilse Charlotte (Still) Werner, Dutch-German singer/actress

Pop Culture References for the name Ilse

Ilse, character in musical "Spring Awakening"
Ilse Burnley, character in "Emily of New Moon" by L. M. Montgomery