Eloise Name Meaning & Origin

Eloise

Pronunciation: EH-loh-eez (key)

Origin of the name Eloise:

Of uncertain origin and meaning, some believe it is from the Germanic Helewidis, a compound name composed of the elements haila (hale, hearty, sound) and vid (wide). Others believe it is a feminine form of Louis, which is from the Old High German Hluodowig (famous in war), a compound name composed from the elements hluod (famous) and wīga (war): hence, "famous in war." The name was borne by the wife (d. 1164) of French theologian Peter Abelard (1079 - 1142) whose secret marriage was avenged by Eloise's uncle in the manner of Abelard being beaten and castrated. He became a monk and Eloise became an abbess of a nunnery.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Eloisa, Heloise, Elouise

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Nicknames for Eloise

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Meanings and history of the name Eloise

Eloise is the english form of the modern french name Éloïse (pronounced ay-lo-eez) which comes from the old french name Héloïse. The name Héloïse is thought to come from the Germanic name Helewidis (composed of the elements heil "hale, healthy" and wid "wide".) Eloise is associated with the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun". It is also associated sometimes with the name Louise, though there is no likely etymological connection to between the two. Eloise is of mainly teutonic origin and with it's meanings being noble one and a healthy person.

The name was made famous in the 12th century by the love letters between Heloise and Abelard.

Hurricane Eloise was the fifth tropical storm, fourth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 1975 Atlantic hurricane season. The most destructive hurricane, and the only hurricane to hit the United States in that season. When Eloise hit the Florida Panhandle as a major hurricane, it became the only major hurricane to hit Panama City, Florida in the century.

Eloise, an opera by Karl Jenkins.

Famous real-life people named Eloise

Eloise Mumford (born 1986), American actress
Eloise Greenfield (born 1929), American author
Eloise Jarvis McGraw (born 1915), American author
Eloise Joni Richards (b. 2011), daughter of American actress and former fashion model Denise Richards

Eloise in song, story & screen

Written Word:
Eloise, eponymous character from Kay Thompson's 1950s children's book series
Eloise Kelly, a character from Lauren Willig's "Pink Carnation" novels
Eloise Drew, character in the Nancy Drew mystery series
Eloise Midgen, character in the "Harry Potter" universe
Eloise Pritchart, fictional character in David Weber's "Honorverse" series of novels
"Eloisa to Abelard," a 1717 poem by Alexander Pope
Eloise is a song sung by Barry Ryan and written by Paul Ryan.

Song:
"Elouise," song by the Lumineers
"Sweet Eloise," song by Glenn Miller
"Eloise," song by Barry Ryan
"Eloise," song by Chris James
"Eloise," song by Claude Francois
"Eloise," song by Culver City Dub Collective
"Eloise," song by Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts
"Eloise," song by Dave Frishberg
"Eloise," song by Des Ark
"Eloise & Alex," song by Devon Sproule
"Éloïse," song by Donald Lautrec
"Eloise Eloise Eloise," song by Eloise
"Eloise," song by Eunice Sim
"Eloise," song by George "Bongo Joe" Coleman
"Eloise," song by Gerard Joling
"Éloïse," song by Gilles David Orchestra
"Eloise," song by James Luther Dickinson
"Eloise," song by Matt Suggs
"Eloise," song by Mino Reitano
"Eloise," song by Nerissa & Katryna Nields
"Eloise," song by Nick Motil
"Eloise," song by Nude
"Eloise," song by Oliver Darley & William Bell
"Eloise," song by Ralph Willis
"Eloise," song by Richard Clayderman
"Eloise," song by Robert Crenshaw
"Eloise," song by Rogue Motel
"Eloise," song by Seth Kallen
"Eloise," song by South African National Symphony Orchestra
"Eloise," song by Steve Larkman
"Eloise," song by The Damned
"Eloise," song by The Headers
"Eloise," song by Vinyl Kings
"Eloise (Hang On In There)," song by William Bell
"Eloise Put Down Your Gun," song by Danceable in Victor
"Eloise, Don't Play Me for a Fool", song by Big Maceo
"Dear Eloise," song by The Hollies
“Miss Eloise,” song by John Lee Hooker
“Sweet Eloise,” song by White Hassle
Lord T & Eloise, a crunk rap group from Memphis, Tennessee
Eloise, a metal band from Toledo, Ohio
"Eloise," song by Say Anything

Screen:
Eloise Hawking, portrayed by Fionnula Flanagan on the TV show "Lost" (2004-2010)
Eloise, portrayed by Jennifer Aniston in the drama-romance "Love Happens" (2009)
Eloise, a minor character portrayed by Rainee Lyleson on ABC Australia's family drama "Dance Academy" (2010-2013)
Eloise Wye, portrayed by Eleanor Wyld on the BBC mini-series "Thirteen" (2016)

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