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Gender: F Meaning of Lois: "most desirable" Origin of Lois: Greek

The eternal fiancee of Superman turned sweet gray-haired lady who's always available to babysit her grandkids. Lois is actually a New Testament name of Greek origin: she was converted by Paul and was the grandmother of Timothy, who became one of Paul's disciples. Other s-ending names are making a comeback, as is Louise, so why not Lois?

Lois was a Top 20 name in the 1920s and stayed in the Top 50 into the 1940's, but dropped off the list completely in 1983.

Famous People Named Lois

Lois Eleanor Delander, Miss America 1927
Lois Lenski, American novelist
Lois Bancroft Long, American 1920s magazine columnist
Lois Ann Lowry, American novelist
(Florence) Lois Weber, American film director
Lois McMaster Bujold, American novelist
Lois Ragnhild Grimsrud Capps, U.S. Congresswoman from California
Lois Wilson, American silent film actress
Lois June Nettleton, American actress
Lois Arlene Smith, American actress
Lois Jane Frankel, U.S. Congresswoman from Florida

Pop Culture References for the name Lois

Lois Lane, character in the "Superman" franchise
Lois Griffin, character on TV's "Family Guy"
Lois Whelan, Debra's mother on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Lois Harlan, character in "The Gingerbread Man"
Lois Bailey Flagston, main character in comic strip "Hi and Lois"
Lois Habiba, character on TV's "Torchwood: Children of Earth"
Lois Ellington Morgan, Ellen's mother on TV's "Ellen"
Lois, mother on TV's "Malcolm in the Middle"