"most desirable"

Lois Origin and Meaning

The name Lois is girl's name of Greek origin meaning "most desirable".
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.

Lois Popularity

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Famous People Named Lois

  • Lois Eleanor DelanderMiss America 1927
  • Lois LenskiAmerican novelist
  • Lois Bancroft LongAmerican 1920s magazine columnist
  • Lois Ann LowryAmerican novelist
  • (Florence) Lois WeberAmerican actress and film director
  • Lois McMaster BujoldAmerican novelist
  • Lois Ragnhild Grimsrud CappsU.S. Congresswoman from California
  • Lois WilsonAmerican silent film actress
  • Lois Collyer (born Madelyn Earle Jones)American actress
  • Lois JohnsonAmerican country music singer
  • Lois Elsa HoleCanadian politician; 15th Lieut. Governor of Alberta
  • Lois DuncanAmerican novelist
  • Lois June NettletonAmerican actress
  • Lois Ada (Goldberg) LiliensteinCanadian singer of trio Sharon, Lois & Bram
  • Lois Ruth MaxwellCanadian actress
  • Loïs Mailou JonesAmerican painter
  • Lois Moran (born Lois Darlington Dowling)American actress
  • Lois Cleveland ChilesAmerican actress
  • Lois Arlene SmithAmerican actress
  • Lois Jane FrankelU.S. Congresswoman from Florida
  • Lois MeredithAmerican actress
  • Lois Gail LernerAmerican attorney; former IRS director
  • Lois Logan (b. 2012)daughter of athletes Kenny and Gabby Logan; twin of brother Reuben

Lois in Pop Culture

  • Lois Lanecharacter in the "Superman" franchise
  • Lois Patrice Griffincharacter on TV's "Family Guy"
  • Lois WhelanDebra's mother on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
  • Lois Harlancharacter in "The Gingerbread Man"
  • Lois Bailey Flagstonmain character in comic strip "Hi and Lois"
  • Lois Habibacharacter on TV's "Torchwood: Children of Earth"
  • Lois Ellington MorganEllen's mother on TV's "Ellen"
  • Loismother on TV's "Malcolm in the Middle"
  • Loismain character of Margaret Atwood's short story "Death by Landscape"