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334k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Lois

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How popular is the baby name Lois in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 53 53 0
1881 53 53 0
1882 64 64 0
1883 76 76 0
1884 84 84 0
1885 105 105 0
1886 116 116 0
1887 129 129 0
1888 120 120 0
1889 154 154 0
1890 175 175 0
1891 206 206 0
1892 247 242 5
1893 260 260 0
1894 315 308 7
1895 311 311 0
1896 388 388 0
1897 463 457 6
1898 474 466 8
1899 423 415 8
1900 587 577 10
1901 494 488 6
1902 601 594 7 #98 girl name
1903 672 664 8 #92 girl name
1904 735 727 8 #90 girl name
1905 771 763 8 #88 girl name
1906 815 799 16 #88 girl name
1907 912 899 13 #85 girl name
1908 1,039 1,023 16 #80 girl name
1909 1,179 1,157 22 #73 girl name
1910 1,287 1,272 15 #76 girl name
1911 1,519 1,508 11 #68 girl name
1912 2,176 2,146 30 #63 girl name
1913 2,608 2,561 47 #59 girl name
1914 3,490 3,432 58 #51 girl name
1915 4,842 4,775 67 #47 girl name
1916 5,221 5,149 72 #43 girl name
1917 5,544 5,485 59 #43 girl name
1918 5,939 5,877 62 #42 girl name
1919 6,052 5,976 76 #40 girl name
1920 6,616 6,560 56 #38 girl name
1921 6,973 6,899 74 #38 girl name
1922 7,007 6,946 61 #35 girl name
1923 7,889 7,814 75 #27 girl name
1924 9,372 9,299 73 #22 girl name
1925 9,640 9,573 67 #18 girl name
1926 9,876 9,820 56 #19 girl name
1927 10,586 10,504 82 #19 girl name
1928 10,499 10,423 76 #18 girl name
1929 10,368 10,291 77 #17 girl name
1930 10,201 10,114 87 #17 girl name
1931 9,428 9,350 78 #20 girl name
1932 9,606 9,518 88 #20 girl name
1933 8,727 8,651 76 #19 girl name
1934 8,450 8,386 64 #20 girl name
1935 8,049 7,992 57 #21 girl name
1936 7,267 7,228 39 #26 girl name
1937 6,976 6,932 44 #29 girl name
1938 6,556 6,504 52 #33 girl name
1939 6,086 6,034 52 #35 girl name
1940 6,163 6,126 37 #38 girl name
1941 6,144 6,106 38 #43 girl name
1942 6,456 6,404 52 #44 girl name
1943 6,169 6,133 36 #43 girl name
1944 5,562 5,529 33 #47 girl name
1945 5,167 5,146 21 #48 girl name
1946 5,718 5,699 19 #55 girl name
1947 5,743 5,720 23 #63 girl name
1948 5,084 5,076 8 #70 girl name
1949 4,935 4,914 21 #73 girl name
1950 4,522 4,505 17 #83 girl name
1951 4,545 4,533 12 #85 girl name
1952 4,378 4,363 15 #86 girl name
1953 4,237 4,218 19 #91 girl name
1954 3,976 3,953 23
1955 3,432 3,420 12
1956 3,232 3,221 11
1957 2,893 2,874 19
1958 2,627 2,621 6
1959 2,497 2,484 13
1960 2,284 2,272 12
1961 2,110 2,102 8
1962 1,794 1,783 11
1963 1,590 1,580 10
1964 1,422 1,409 13
1965 1,212 1,205 7
1966 928 918 10
1967 760 755 5
1968 677 669 8
1969 572 565 7
1970 527 518 9
1971 469 459 10
1972 349 344 5
1973 319 311 8
1974 289 284 5
1975 222 222 0
1976 199 189 10
1977 183 183 0
1978 207 202 5
1979 174 174 0
1980 159 154 5
1981 187 187 0
1982 176 176 0
1983 154 149 5
1984 134 134 0
1985 128 128 0
1986 127 122 5
1987 122 109 13
1988 127 119 8
1989 124 118 6
1990 101 93 8
1991 115 109 6
1992 90 84 6
1993 90 90 0
1994 96 96 0
1995 98 98 0
1996 94 94 0
1997 98 98 0
1998 88 88 0
1999 75 75 0
2000 82 76 6
2001 83 83 0
2002 84 84 0
2003 80 73 7
2004 64 64 0
2005 65 65 0
2006 92 87 5
2007 82 82 0
2008 84 84 0
2009 80 80 0
2010 69 69 0
2011 69 69 0
2012 93 93 0
2013 78 78 0
2014 100 100 0
2015 108 108 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Lois baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 334,334 babies born with the name Lois in the United States. That's more than enough Lois to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 53 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lois" was in 1927 with a total of 10,504 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lois)

According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lois" ranks #54 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 137 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of 4,935 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lois" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lois as well as things modernly associated with the name Lois such as celebrities named Lois.

Origin and Meaning of Lois

The name "Lois" is of Greek origin, and it means "Better". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Lois Chiles

Lois Chiles is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1972 to 2006. Lois was born in 1947 as Lois Cleveland Chiles in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Lois

Lois Bergeron
Lois Capps
Lois Clarke
Lois Lane
Lois Lowry
Lois Frankel
Lois Lerner
Lois Mcmaster Bujold
Lois Nettleton

Alternative Meanings

L is for life, that you live so well.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

Your name in reverse order is "Siol". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Islo". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Lois born Feb 22, 1970

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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