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Gender: Female Meaning of Ilka: "bright, shining one" Origin of Ilka: Hungarian, diminutive of Ilona; variation of Helen

The name Ilka is a girl's name of Hungarian origin meaning "bright, shining one". Ilka and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Light and discussed in our forums with posts like "Olivia and Ian: A Brother - Sister Name Chain".

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To some, may have the same warm feeling of Russian nicknames like Sasha and Misha.

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Famous People Named Ilka

Ilka Chase, American actress
Ilka Štuhec, Slovenian skier
Ilka Agricola, German mathematician
Ilka Pálmay (born Ilona Petráss), Hungarian actress
Ilka Bessin, German actress and comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Ilka

Ilke, Ilonka