Rembrandt, Timothy and his Grandmother, 1648
|Meaning||uncertain; allegedly "desirable, agreeable"|
|Derived||From the original Greek Λωΐς|
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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.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, author
- Lois Capps, congresswoman
- Lois Chiles, actress
- Lois Collier, actress
- Lois Hole, lieutenant governor of Alberta (2000–2005)
- Lois Kolkhorst, American politician
- Lois M. Leveen, author
- Lois Lowry, author
- Lois Maffeo (Lois), musician
- Lois Maxwell, actress
- Lois McCallin, athlete
- Lois McConnell, lead singer of European EDM group N-Force
- 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
- Lois Lane, the Daily Planet reporter in DC Comics, is probably the most famous fictional woman to bear the name Lois.
- Lois Flagston (née Bailey) in comic strip Hi and Lois.
- Lois Griffin (née Pewterschmidt) in animated sitcom Family Guy.
- Lois Habiba in tv series Torchwood: Children of Earth.
- Lois Morgan in tv series Ellen
- Lois Wilkerson in tv series Malcolm in the Middle.
As male name
In French, Loïs is a male name, as in the fictional comic strip adventures of Loïs Lorcey by Jacques Martin.
- Loïs Lane, a Dutch girl group
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