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334k
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since 1880
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785
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in 2010

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

Fun Facts about the name Lois

  • How many people with the first name Lois have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 334,334 babies born with the first name Lois in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lois to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lois? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 53 new born babies.
  • When was Lois first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lois is Sunday, July 18th, 1813.
  • What year had the most people named Lois born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lois was in 1927 with a total of 10,504 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lois!
  • Random Lois Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lois ranks 28th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 42 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Lois: Your name in reverse order is Siol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Olsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lois? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 785 people with the last name Lois.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lois? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lois as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Lois

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • White
  • Hall
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Young

Common first names for Lois

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lois U.S.
  White 70.83% 64.26%
  African American 4.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 22.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lois

People with the last name Lois are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

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Origin and Meaning of Lois

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

From Ancient Greek Λωΐς (Lōḯs), of obscure meaning.

  1. The grandmother of Timothy who is mentioned in an epistle to him.
  2. A female given name of biblical origin.

Notable Persons With the Name Lois

Lois Lane

Lois Lane is a comics character.

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Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry is a children's literature and fantasy writer. Her ongoing career started in 1977. Lois was given the name Lois Ann Hammersberg on March 20th, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

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Maureen Stapleton

Maureen Stapleton was an actress. She was most active from 1946 to 2003. Maureen was given the name Lois Maureen Stapleton on June 21st, 1925 in Troy, New York, U.S. She died on March 13th, 2006.

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Lois Chiles

Lois Chiles is an actress and model. Her career lasted from 1972 to 2006. Lois was given the name Lois Cleveland Chiles on April 15th, 1947 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Lois Maxwell

Lois Maxwell was an actress. Her career lasted from 1946 to 2001. Lois was given the name Lois Ruth Hooker on February 14th, 1927 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Lois is also known as Lois Maxwell-Marriott and (married name). She left this life on September 29th, 2007.

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Lois Smith

Lois Smith is an actress. She was most prominent from 1952 to present. Lois was given the name Lois Arlene Humbert on November 3rd, 1930 in Topeka, Kansas, US.

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  • Lois Nettleton
    (notable somebody)
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
    (writer)
  • Lois Duncan
    (writer)
  • Lois Malou Jones
    (artist)
  • Lois Frankel
    (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives)
  • Lois Capps
    (office holder)
  • Lois Irene Scott
    (author)
  • Jean Parker
    (famous somebody)
  • Lois Weber
    (actress)
  • Lois Lenski
    (writer)
  • Lois W.
    (notable individual)
  • Lois Wilson
    (actress)
  • Lowitja O'Donoghue
    (leading person)
  • Lois Long
    (journalist for the new yorker)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lois

George Lois

George Lois is an art director, designer, and author. George was born on June 26th, 1931 in The Bronx.

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Lisa Lois

Lisa Lois is a soul music, pop music, and jazz singing. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 2009 to present. Lisa was given the name Lisa Hordijk on June 22nd, 1987 in Wageningen.

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Adrián Lois

Adrián Lois is a soccer player for the CD Acero, Levante UD, Atlético Levante UD, and CD Castellón. Adrián was born on February 12th, 1989 in Valencia.

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Alberto Lois

Alberto Lois is an athlete. Alberto was born on May 6th, 1956 in Hato Mayor del Rey.

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Lois

Lois is an athlete for the SD Chantada.

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What does the name Lois mean?

Lis for love, your love of life!

Ois for original, one of a kind!

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Sis for self respect, a solid score here.

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