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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 females (#442 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Eloise reached its apex position of #181 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is at #256 currently. (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. Popular alternative forms of Eloise (#256 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000 are Ellie (#47 in 2015), Elois, Eloisa, Elouise (#1786), Heloise, Lois (#1882), Loise, Louis and Louise (#1083). Other forms, like Lluisa, are uncommon. These relations of Eloise were at the top of their popularity in the 1920s (usage of 1.56%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.51%, 68%), with versions such as Lois becoming less in vogue. Ellie and Eloise are two of the more fashionable girl names here.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Eloise is alike in pronunciation to Alease, Alis, Alise, Alize, Allis, Alliss, Allyse, Alyse, Eilis, Eilise, Elice, Eliese, Eliesse, Elis, Elise, Elisse, Eliz, Elize, Ellesse, Ellice, Ellis, Ellyse, Elyse, Ilyse and Ilysse. Other recommended names are 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 and Florise. These names tend to be less frequently used than Eloise.

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