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

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Stay Tuned (Sharon, Lois & Bram Album)
... Sharon, Lois Bram's Elephant Show Record is the eighth album by popular children's entertainers Sharon, Lois Bram, originally released in 1987. 3 and 4 of what would become their hit TV series "Sharon, Lois Bram's Elephant Show" ... Stay Tuned is the second of two Sharon, Lois Bram albums yet to be released onto CD ...
Lois London - Fictional Character Biography
... Born Lois Brown, Lois London is the younger, half-sister of the mutant recording artist, the Dazzler ... At a young age Lois watched her father beat her mother, and her mother spiral into drug addiction ... Katherine took on a new identity, Barbara London, and changed Lois' surname as well ...
Lois London - Fictional Character Biography - After Necrosha
... Lois confronts her sister Alison once more, enlisting the help of Arcade in an attempt to kill her ... The battle ends with Lois being defeated ... She seeks the help of Psylocke, who places Lois in a telepathically-induced coma ...
Sing A To Z
... Sing A to Z is the tenth album by popular children's entertainers Sharon, Lois Bram, originally released in 1990 ... This album, like many other Sharon, Lois Bram albums has been re-released many times ... It is rumored that the idea for this album came from Lois when she and Sharon were window shopping and came across an alphabet quilt on display ...

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)