Elwy Name Meaning & Origin

Elwy

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Origin of the name Eloise:

Of uncertain origin and meaning, some believe it is from the Germanic Helewidis, a compound name composed of the elements haila (hale, hearty, sound) and vid (wide). Others believe it is a feminine form of Louis, which is from the Old High German Hluodowig (famous in war), a compound name composed from the elements hluod (famous) and wīga (war): hence, "famous in war." The name was borne by the wife (d. 1164) of French theologian Peter Abelard (1079 - 1142) whose secret marriage was avenged by Eloise's uncle in the manner of Abelard being beaten and castrated. He became a monk and Eloise became an abbess of a nunnery.

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Personal experiences with the name Elwy

My parents call me Elwy (short for Eloise) and I love it. It reminds me of folkstories and fairytales, and sounds like a name you might give to a nymph or a pixie or some other delightful mythical creature.

Nicknames for Elwy

Ellie

Meanings and history of the name Elwy

Elwy is a name suited to both boys and girls. For girls it can be short for many names including Eloise. The name itself is of welch origin and means gain and benefit.

There is a river in Wales called the Rive Elwy.

Famous real-life people named Elwy

Elwy McMurran Yost: Television host.

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