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What does Heloise mean?

Heloise Pronunciation of Heloise [heloise] as a girls' name is pronounced HEL-oh-ees. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Heloise is "famous warrior". Variant of Louise. The 12th-century French philosopher Peter Abelard fell in love with and seduced his student Heloise. Literary: "Hints from Heloise" is a popular series of books.

Associated with: warrior.


Heloise has 5 variants: Aloysia, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloisa and Lois.

3 more alternative forms via Louise: Aloisa, Aloise and Loise.

Creative forms:
(female) Halse, Holse, ..


Middle name pairings:
Heloise Jaylee (H.J.), ..

How popular is Heloise?

Heloise is a rare first name for females. Heloise is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Heloise was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #1623 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Eloisa, Eloise (#256 last year), Lois (#1882), Loise and Louise (#1083) are the prominent alternative forms of Heloise. These relations of Heloise were favored 95 years ago (usage of 1.5%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1%, down 94.3%), with versions such as Louise becoming less fashionable. Eloise is the most fashionable name for newborns among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Heloise is alike in pronunciation to Hollis and Holliss. Other suggested similar names are Adelgise (see Adalgisa), Alise, Anelise, Arlise, Belisse, Bernise, Blaise, Celesse, Celisse, Cerise, Chelise, Chellise, Dalise, Delise, Dellise, Deloise, Delyse, Denise, Dennise, Eilise, Elise, Elouise, Eloyse, Felise, Felysse, Florise, Haelie, Halie, Hallie, Heddie, Hedlie, Hedvige (see Hedda), Hedwige, Heide, Heike, Helaina, Helaine, Helene, Helia, Helima, Helisa, Helje, Helle, Hellee, Hellene, Hellia, Helmina, Helodea, Helodia, Helodie, Helsa, Henie, Hennie, Henrie, Hepsie, Hermine, Heroica, Hettie, Hilaire, Hildie, Hillie, Hollie, Huldie, Ilise, Jenise, Jolise, Melise, Melisse, Renise, Talise, Venise and Vernise. These names tend to be more frequently used than Heloise.

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