Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Eloise f. Old High German heil, hele 'whole' + Old Saxon widu, wido, Old High German witu 'wood'.

Forms of this can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from forms of Alvice.

England
Latin
1189 Elewis (gen) GASurv p. 237; 1340xc1450 Helwys (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 71; 1377 Helwisa (nom) FenPT-2 p. 4, Helwisia (nom) ibid. p. 6, Helwysia (nom) ibid. p. 4
France
Latin
c1113 Helvid' (nom) ChartCaen2 p. 54; 1135 Helvide (abl) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1138x62 Helvide (abl) ibid. 67; 1147 Elvidis (nom) ibid. 17, Helvide (abl) ibid. 15, Helviz (nom) ibid. 18; 1147x58 Helvidis (gen) ibid. 35; 1158 Helewis (nom) ibid. 33; 1162 Helvyz (nom) ibid. 39, Helyuz (nom) ibid. 39; 1163 Helevysa (nom) ibid. 104, Helewisa (nom) ibid. 104; 1179 Helvidi (abl) ibid. 181, Helvidis (nom) ibid. 177, Helvydis (nom) ibid. 177; 1222 Helvisa (abl) NDParisII 2-XCI, Helvisam (acc) ibid. 2-XCI; 1265 Helloysis (nom) ibid. 2-VI; 1270 Hellouysis (nom) ibid. 2-XLI, Helloysis (nom) ibid. 2-XLI; 1272 Helyoudis (nom) ibid. 1-XVIII; 1292 Heloys (nom) MemBret-I 1102; 1301 Helvidis (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 245
Old French
1296 Heloÿs paris1296 p. 56; 1301 Heluis (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 234; 1313 Heloys Paris1313 p. 2, Heloyz ibid. p. 18
Germany
Latin
1173 Heijlwidis (nom) quix-vol1 99
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Eloise". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Eloise.