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pinWhat does Lois mean?

Lois /lois/ as a girls' 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.

Affiliated girl name: Heloise.


Lois has 36 relations via Louise: Aloisa, Aloise, Aloysia, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloisa, Heloise, Lluisa, Loise, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa, Louisetta, Louisette, Louisiana, Louisiane, Louisina, Louisine, Louiza, Lovisa, Lowise, Loyise, Lu, Ludovica, Ludovika, Ludwiga, Luella, Luisa, Luise, Lujza, Lujzika, Lula, Lulita and Lulu.

Kreatif forms: Loislo, Loissay, Lolois. [more]

pinHow popular is Lois?

Lois is a very prominent first name for females (#91 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#30264 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lois for girls. Lois reached its apex rank of #21 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth 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 Lois and associated names. Eloisa, Eloise (#300 2 years ago), Lola (#236), Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa (#973), Louise, Lovisa, Lu, Luella, Luisa, Lula and Lulu are the prominent variation forms of Lois ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Lois reached its peak during 1900-1909 (average #434) and is now significantly reduced (#900, down 82.4%). Lola has been the most common, while Eloise has become popular as well, and Louella has become less contemporary. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lois, Eloisa, Eloise, Lola, Lolita in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lou, Louella, Louisa, Louise, Lu in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Lois is alike in pronunciation to Lies, Lis, Lise, Liz and Lys. Other suggested similar baby names are Leisa, Lisa, Loir and Loris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lois.