What does Eloise mean?
Eloise \e-loi-se\ 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.
Eloise has 33 more related variations via Heloise, Louise: Aloisa, Aloise, Heloisa, Lluisa, Lois▼, Loise, Lola, Lolita▼, Lou▼, Louella▼, Louisa▼, Louisetta, Louisette, Louisiana, Louisiane, Louisina, Louisine, Louiza, Lovisa, Lowise, Loyise, Lu, Ludovica, Ludovika, Ludwiga, Luella▼, Luisa▼, Luise, Lujza, Lujzika, Lula▼, Lulita and Lulu▼.
Eloise is a very prominent first name for females (#442 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Eloise for girls. Eloise reached its apex position of #177 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is at #300 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Eloise (#300 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Ellie (#55 in 2014), Elois, Eloisa, Elouise, Lois, Lola (#236), Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louis, Louisa (#973), Louise, Lovisa, Lu, Luella, Luisa, Lula and Lulu. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4794%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1282%, down 73.3%), with versions such as Louise, Luella, Luisa, Lula and Lulu falling out of style. Ellie (#55), Eloise (#300) and Lola (#236) are three of the more fashionable girl names here, with these names enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Eloise and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Eloise is alike in pronunciation to Alise, Eilise, Elease, Eleese, Elice, Eliese, Elis, Elise, Elisse, Elize, Ellice, Ellis, Ellyse, Elyse, Elysse and Ilise. Other recommended similar baby names are Eleisa, Elisa, Elisee, Elish, Elkie, Ellse, Eloisia, Else and Elsie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Eloise.