Gender: Feminine
Origin: Latvian
Meaning: “yearning; longing.”

The names is derived from the Latvian word ilgas meaning “yearning; longing.” Its masculine form is Ilgonis (eel-GOH-nees). Ilga is a fairly common name in Latvia. 5,185 women in Latvia bore the name Ilga in 2008. While 987 men bore the name Ilgonis. Their designated name-day in Latvia is September 8th.