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What 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.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Heloise.


Lois has 36 related variations 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.


Lois is a very prominent first name for females (#91 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#70668 out of 88799, Top 80%). (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. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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 a year ago), Lola (#236), Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa (#973), Louise, Lovisa, Lu, Luella, Luisa, Lula and Lulu are the prominent variation forms of Lois. Usage of this girl name reached its peak during the years 1900-1909 and is now significantly lower, with versions like Eloisa, Louise, Luella, Luisa and Lula falling out of style. Eloise (#300) and Lola (#236) are two of the more fashionable baby names among these, with both names undergoing a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eloisa, Eloise, Lois, Lola, Lolita, 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 Eloise, Lois, Lola, Louise, Lovisa outside U.S.

Similar 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.