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Meaning and name origin

Lois \lois\ as a girl's name is pronounced LOH-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Lois is "superior". Also possibly a variant of Louise (Old German) "famous warrior". Biblical: a first-century Christian, the grandmother of Timothy. Superman's girlfriend Lois Lane.

For more information, see also the related girl name Heloise.


Lois is a very popular first name for females (#91 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#70668 out of 88799, Top 80%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lois for girls. Lois reached its highest rank of #21 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lois name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lois outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lois and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Louise and Lois. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lois, Louise in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lois, Louise outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lois is also pronounced similarly to Lies, Lis, Lise, Liz, Loise, Lowise, Loyise, Luise and Lys. Other suggested similar baby names are Leisa, Lisa, Loir, Loris, Louisa and Luisa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lois.