Lois was a popular female baby name particularly in North America and other areas in the English speaking world during the first half of the 20th century, named after the pious maternal grandmother of Saint Timothy, mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:5 (in which she is commended by Paul for her faith). The original name in Greek is Λωΐς (Lōïs), meaning "desirable", "agreeable". Some notable women with the name include:

  • Lois McMaster Bujold, author
  • Lois Capps, congresswoman
  • Lois Chiles, actress
  • Lois Collier, actress
  • Lois Hole, lieutenant governor of Alberta (2000–2005)
  • Lois M. Leveen, author
  • Lois Lowry, author
  • Lois Maffeo (Lois), musician
  • Lois McCallin, athlete
  • Lois Meredith, actress
  • Lois Miriam Wilson, minister
  • Lois Moran, actress
  • Lois Roberts, murder victim
  • Lois Roisman, activist/playwright/poet
  • Lois Smith, actress
  • Lois V Vierk, composer

The most famous fictional woman to bear the name is probably Lois Lane, but other fictional Loises include:

  • Lois Flagston (née Bailey) in Hi and Lois
  • Lois Griffin (née Pewterschmidt) in Family Guy
  • Lois Morgan in Ellen (television series)
  • Lois Wilkerson in Malcolm in the Middle

Read more about Lois:  As Male Name

Famous quotes containing the word lois:

    It’s almost as if they were saying, “You live your life, and we’ll live ours.”
    Richard Fielding, and Lee Sholem. Lois Lane (Phyllis Coates)