Named in 1967 after the river Ysel in the Netherlands but using an anglicised spelling. One of the Dutch-derived names of developments on either side of East Dulwich Grove, named in honour of the ’friendship link’ between the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell and Deventer, in the Netherlands. The other roads in the development are Arnhem Way, Delft Way, Deventer Crescent, Hilversum Crescent, Kempis Way, Nimegen Way, Steen Way and Terborch Way.