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What does Eloise mean?

Eloise Pronunciation of Eloise [eloise] as a girls' 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.

Associated with: warrior, greek, sun (star), healthy (strong), wood (tree), intelligent, old.


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

9 more relations via Heloise, Louise: Aloisa, Aloise, Heloisa, Lluisa, Lois, Loise, Lowise, Loyise and Luise.

2 masculine forms: Elois and Elvis.

Creative forms:
(female) Eloige, Eloiza, ..

(male) Eloige, Eloire, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eloise Kelly (E.K.), ..

How popular is Eloise?

Eloise is a very prominent first name for women (#442 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Eloise reached its peak position of #181 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is currently at #256. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eloise name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ellie (#47 from current records), Louise (#1083), Elouise (#1786), Elois, Louis, Heloise and Eloisa are the popular variation forms of Eloise (#256 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Eloise was widespread during 1910-1919 (median #767) and has become significantly diminished since (#1396, down 55%), with forms like Elouise falling out of fashion. Ellie and Eloise are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eloise, Ellie, Elois, Eloisa, Elouise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Heloise, Louis, Louise in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eloise is alike in pronunciation to Alis, Alise, Alisse, Alize, Allis, Allyse, Alyse, Eilis, Eilise, Elease, Elice, Eliesse, Elis, Elise, Elisse, Eliz, Elize, Ellesse, Ellice, Ellis, Ellyse, Elyce, Elysse, Ilyse and Ilysse. Other recommended names are Aloisa, Blaise, Deloise, Eilish, Elaine, Eleisa, Eleisha, Elfie, Elika, Eline, Elisa, Elisah, Elisee, Elish, Elisha, Elisia, Elissa, Eliza, Elke, Elkie, Ellisha, Ellissa, Elliza, Ellke, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Elodie, Eloisia, Eloysia, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsee, Elshe, Elsie, Elssa, Elsy, Elvie, Elvine, Elvire, Elvis, Elysa, Elyssa, Etoile, Florise and Loise. These names tend to be less frequently used than Eloise.

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