What does Eloise mean?
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.
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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)
Presented below is the birth name history of Eloise for girls. Eloise reached its apex position of #181 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 2000 are Ellie (#55 in 2014), Elois, Eloisa, Elouise, Heloise, Lois (#1988), Loise, Louis and Louise (#1219). 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 0.43%, ▼72%), with versions such as Lois becoming less in vogue. Ellie and Eloise are two of the more fashionable girl names here.
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.