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Gender: Female Pronunciation: AYL-suh Meaning of Ailsa: "elf victory" Origin of Ailsa: Scottish from Norse

The name Ailsa is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "elf victory". Ailsa and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

From the experts:

Ailsa is a traditional Scottish name for girls related to a rocky island in the Firth of Clyde called Ailsa Craig. It might make an interesting alternative to the outdated Ashley or overly popular Ella, and could also be thought of as a relative of Elizabeth or Elsa.

Some other Ailsa relatives: Ailis, Ailse, Ailsha, Allasa, Elsha, Elshe.

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Famous People Named Ailsa

Ailsa McKay, Scottish economist
Ailsa Mellon Bruce, American socialite; daughter of philanthropist Andrew Mellon
Ailsa Mary-Ellen Piper, Australian director, actress and playwright
Ailsa Chang, American radio broadcaster

Pop Culture References for the name Ailsa

The actress Ellen Terry is quoted as saying "Ailsa Craig! What a magnificent name for an actress!"
Ailsa, a character in Australian soap "Home and Away"