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

Heloise Origin and Meaning

The name Heloise is a girl's name of French origin meaning "healthy; wide".

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.

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5sparrows Says:


Healthy and wide? Not being snarky - is this a reference to being overweight because it was a rarity and symbolized wealth historically?

abertawe Says:


I see, I missed the accent. Thanks.

lailanotlilah Says:


Elle-oh-Eez, there are accents on the I which prevent it from being said Elle-Wahz.

abertawe Says:


So, "el-WUZ" ?

cherrydubois Says:


It is pronounced like the French Eloise, silent H.

Stormshine Says:


Hella wheeze -- great name -- Heloise -- dates from the medieval period - much more satisfying than the trendy Eloise.

Zelliew Says:


It doesn't look pronounciable ........sorry

Catastroffy Says:


How is this pronounced? Like the French Éloïse with an H at the end? Or "Hel-wuzz"?

claraminta Says:


I loved the story of Heloise; it's rather like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Snow White mixed together. Y'all should look it up.