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)
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)