From German Names

Female Female Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Ilse. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born between 1910 and 1940

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Northern Germany
  • Eastern Germany

Origin and Meaning

Pet form of Elisabeth

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Ilse Werner (née Ilse Charlotte Still, 1921–2005), Dutch-German actress and singer