Gender: Female Meaning of Ilsa: "pledged to God" Origin of Ilsa: German variation of Elizabeth

The name Ilsa is a girl's name of German, Spanish, Dutch origin meaning "pledged to God". Ilsa and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

Ilsa is remembered as the radiant but tragic heroine of "Casablanca," and it's having something of a European resurgence.

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Pop Culture References for the name Ilsa

Elsa, Ilsie, Ilsey, Ilsaie, Ilse, Ilsy, Ellsa, Else, Illsa, Ilsae


kmdharrington Says:


ILL(like under the weather)-sa

Willow_Carter Says:


How do you produce this?

FableJuno2222 Says:


Pretty cute but it sounds a bit weak and soft. Not fit for ones' with the athletic nature

TheHumanCanvas Says:


I adore this name, if only it wasn't so close to my own name :/

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senseandsensibility Says:


Combination of Elsa and Ilse (I know, its another variation). I think it's quite unique name (correct me if I'm wrong), but it's also feminine and soft sounding. Like it a lot!