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).
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).
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.