The name Ailis is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "noble". Ailis and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".
From the experts:
This attractive Gaelic form of Alice can also be found in the phonetic form AILISH. It was introduced into Ireland by the Normans in the French form ALIZ.
Ailis was the name of a notorious fourteenth century witch from Kilkenny. Ailis the Beautiful, a contemporary of King Arthur, had her face covered by a veil so people wouldn't faint (or die) from the sight of her beauty.
Nicknames used in Scotland include Ailie and Lissa.