Lois Name Meaning & Origin

Lois

Pronunciation: LOH-is (key)

Origin of the name Lois:

A borrowing of the Ecclesiastic Greek Lois, a name of uncertain meaning. It is borne in the Bible by the grandmother of Timothy, a companion of St. Paul. Its use in England began in the 16th century.

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Nicknames for Lois

Lola
Lollie
Lolo
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Loie (pronounced Low-ee)

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Famous real-life people named Lois

Lois Chiles, actress
Lois Maxwell, actress
Lois Nettleton, actress
Lois Lowry, author

Lois in song, story & screen

"Lois Lane" is Superman's love interest and a fiesty reporter for the Daily Planet.
Lois Flagston is one of the title characters in the newspaper comic strip "Hi and Lois."
Lois Griffin, a character on the TV series Family Guy
Lois Marie Cerullo, character on daytime serial General Hospital. Played by Rena Sofer, Lois is an Italian music agent from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York. Hilarious and quirky.

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