Meaning/Origin of Eloise:
Eloise Pronunciation: EH-loh-eez
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.
Eloisa, Heloise, Elouise
Nicknames for Eloise:
Elo (as in 'ello, 'ello!)
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.
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Here are some similar names and their meanings:
Lou-The name Lou is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Lou is: Famous warrior, from the Old German 'Chlodovech'.
Elle-Elle is a female name, which is usually pronounced "Ell", but is sometimes pronounced "Ellie". It derives from the French pronoun "elle", meaning "she".
Ellen-Ellen \e(l)-len\ as a girl's name is pronounced EL-en. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Ellen is "sun ray, shining light."
Louise-In German the meaning of the name Louise is: Renowned warrior. French Meaning: The name Louise is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Louise is: Famous warrior.
Louisa-The name Louisa is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Louisa is: Latin feminine form of Louis: Famous warrior.
Ellie-The name Ellie is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Ellie is: AGreek Helen, meaning shining light, or most beautiful woman.
Eliana-Eliana, אֶלִיעַנָה (Hebrew), Ηλιάνα (Greek), إليانا (Arabic), is a female given name found with that spelling in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Origin & Meaning Many sources derive it from Hebrew, literally translated as "My God has answered me."
Elise-The name Elise is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Elise is: From Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction.
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Lana: Attractive, peaceful
Belinda: Very beautiful
Jolie: Cheerful, pretty
Elle: Beautiful fairy
Lily: Purity and beauty
Mabel: My beautiful one