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Gender: F Meaning of Heloise: "healthy; wide" Origin of Heloise: French from German

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Heloise is an ancient name with an uncertain derivation. Is it related to Louise or not? Is Eloise a variation of it or vice versa? Most familiar to Americans as the author of Household Hints, Heloise is ready to reclaim its fashion status.

In the twelfth century, the name was borne by the beloved of the French philosopher Pierre Abelard, who was considered to be one of the most learned women of the Middle Ages.

Famous People Named Heloise

Heloise, mononymous American writer and columnist
Heloise Guerin, b. 1989, French model

Pop Culture References for the Name Heloise

Heloise, from the movie "Ripley Under Ground"