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Meaning and name origin

Eloise \e-loi-se\ as a girl's name is pronounced el-o-WEE. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Eloise is "famous warrior". Éloise is the French variant of Louise, feminine of Louis via the Provençal form Aloys (feminine Aloyse). The name has been linked with Greek helios meaning "sun", and also with a Germanic name derived from hail "robust, healthy" and wid "wood". The name was made famous in the 12th century by the tragic love letters between the passionate and intelligent Heloise (the Old French form of the name) and her tutor, Peter Abelard. Literary: name of a character in Kay Thompson's books for children.


Eloise has 8 variant forms: Aloysia, Ellie, Elois, Eloisa, Elouisa, Elouise, Eloyse and Heloise.

There are 2 masculine forms of Eloise: Elois and Elvis.


Eloise is a very popular first name for females (#442 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Eloise for girls. Eloise reached its highest rank of #177 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eloise name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eloise outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Eloise and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ellie (#55), Eloise (#300), Louise, Louis, Elouise, Elois and Eloisa. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elois, Eloisa, Eloise, Elouise, Louis, Louise in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellie, Eloise, Louise outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eloise is also pronounced similarly to Alise, Aloise, Eilise, Elease, Eleese, Elice, Eliese, Elis, Elise, Elisse, Elize, Ellice, Ellis, Ellyse, Elyse, Elysse and Ilise. Other suggested similar baby names are Eleisa, Elisa, Elisee, Elish, Elkie, Ellse, Eloisia, Else and Elsie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eloise.