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What does Lois mean?

Lois Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, old, warrior, biblical.


19 relations via Louise: Aloisa, Aloise, Eloisa, Eloise, Lluisa, Loise, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louisa, Louiza, Lovisa, Lowise, Loyise, Lu, Luisa, Luise, Lula and Lulu.

Creative forms:
(female) Lais, Leis, ..

(male) Lolit, Lotif, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lois Hallie (L.H.), ..

How 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)

Lois reached its apex rank of #21 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #1882 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lois name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Eloisa, Eloise (#256 a year ago), Heloise, Loise, Lola (#224), Lolita, Lou, Louisa (#908), Louise (#1083), Lovisa, Lu, Luisa (#1130), Lula (#1994) and Lulu are the prominent variation forms of Lois (#1882 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Lois reached its peak a century ago (median #813) and is now significantly reduced (#1565, down 89%), with versions like Louisa becoming less in vogue. Eloise is the most fashionable baby name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lois, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloise, Loise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louisa, Louise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lu, Luisa, Lula, Lulu in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lois is alike in pronunciation to Lace, Leese, Lies, Liese, Lis, Lise, Liz, Lize, Lizz, Loyce, Luce, Luz, Lys, Lyse, Lyz and Lyzz. Other suggested similar names are Alis, Anis, Avis, Cis, Cris, Doris, Elis, Elois, Eris, Iris, Isis, Kris, Leia, Leisa, Lenis, Lexis, Lia, Lib, Lil, Lin, Lisa, Lisl, Liv, Loida, Loir, Loire, Lona, Loni, Lonie, Lora, Lori, Loria, Lorie, Lorin, Loris, Lory, Lotie, Lotus, Love, Lyris, Nis, Pris, Sis, Tais and Tris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lois.