Lois - girls name

Lois name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Lois name meaning:

The name Lois is of Greek origin and carries a rich meaning. Lois is derived from the Greek word "Λωΐς" (Lois), which is itself a feminine form of the Greek name "Λωΐδ" (Lois). The name is mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible, specifically in the second letter to Timothy, where Lois is referenced as the grandmother of Timothy, a companion of the Apostle Paul.

The meaning of the name Lois is often interpreted as "more desirable" or "better" in Greek. It signifies a woman who is esteemed and cherished. Lois has historically been associated with traits such as kindness, wisdom, and grace. Those named Lois are often seen as compassionate and caring individuals who value family bonds and relationships. The name carries a sense of strength and resilience, as it has been used for centuries and has a timeless quality to it. Overall, the name Lois represents a woman who is highly regarded, nurturing, and holds a special place within her family and community.

Origin: Greek

Battle maiden.

Related names

Lois , Eloise , Heloise

Other girls names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 297 out of 5581

158 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (216)

Historical popularity of Lois

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