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.
Affiliated girl name: Heloise.
(female) Leis, Loisa, ..
(male) Lolit, Lotif, ..
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)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Lois for girls. Lois reached its apex rank of #21 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #1988 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Lois and associated names. Eloisa, Eloise (#300 a year ago), Heloise, Loise, Lola (#236), Lolita, Lou, Louisa (#973), Louise (#1219), Lovisa, Lu, Luisa (#1310), Lula and Lulu are the prominent variation forms of Lois (#1988 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 (#1601, down 90%), with versions like Louisa becoming less in vogue. Eloise is the most fashionable baby name among these.
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.