Girl Names baby nameElloise

What does the name Elloise mean?

The meaning of the name “Elloise” is:

famous in war; intelligent; smart; healthy; wide


Additional information:

Some say it comes from the Germanic name Helewidis, which is made up of the words haila (healthy, hearty, and sound) and vid (vision) (wide). Others think it's a feminine variant of Louis, which comes from the Old High German Hluodowig (renowned in war), a composite name made up of the parts hluod (famous) and wga (war): hence, "famous in war." The name was given to the wife (d. 1164) of the French theologian Peter Abelard (1079 - 1142) whose illicit marriage was avenged by Eloise's uncle by beating and castrating Abelard. He became a monk, and Eloise became a nunnery abbess.

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