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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 Nicknames for Elizabeth and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

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

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Famous People Named Ilsa

Ilze "Ilsa" Konrads, Latvian-Australian Olympic swimmer
Ilsa J. Bick, American novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Ilsa

Ilsa Lund, character in movie "Casablanca," portrayed by Ingrid Bergman
Ilsa Hermann, character in book/movie "The Book Thief"
Ilsa Brandes, main character in "Ilsa" by Madeleine L'Engle
"Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS," 1975 Nazi exploitation movie
Ilsa Haupstein, character in Hellboy comics
Ilsa Prejean, character in Kat Falls' "Inhuman."
Ilsa Pucci, character on TV's "Human Target"
Ilsa Shickelgrubermeiger, character on TV's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
Ilsa Faust, character in 2015 film "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation"

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