The name Heloise is a girl's name of French origin meaning "healthy; wide". Heloise and is often added to user-created lists like Old-Fashioned, Vintage, Retro, Classic, Eclectic, Unusual and Uncommon Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".
From the experts:
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.