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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 153.jpg
Rembrandt, Timothy and his Grandmother, 1648
Gender Feminine
Language(s) English
Meaning uncertain; allegedly "desirable, agreeable"
Other names
Derived From the original Greek Λωΐς

Lois is a common English name from the New Testament. Paul mentions her as the pious grandmother of Timothy in his second epistle to Timothy (commending her for her faith in 2 Timothy 1:5). The name was first used by English Christians after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular, particularly in North America, during the first half of the 20th century.

Some notable women with the name include:

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

As male name[edit]

In French, Loïs is a male name, as in the fictional comic strip adventures of Loïs Lorcey by Jacques Martin.

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