Lois

Lois - A very unique female name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lois, meaning most desirable, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #76. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lois and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lois? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lois. The baby girl name Lois was given to 19 baby girls in 2012, ranking #3062 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 74,382 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lois peaked in popularity 88 years ago in 1929 on position 17.



Famous with this name

Lois Smith
Lois Chiles
Lois Kent


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Lois is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lois is currently topping the baby name charts in Virginia at position #1,262 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,665.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lois is where you live.


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Lois origin and meaning

Lois is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means most desirable. To see famous people named Lois, pop culture references for the name Lois and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lois

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lois, sorted by popularity.

Lisa / Louise / Lucy / Lacey / Leigh / Lucia / Luz / Lizzie / Lacy / Lexi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20123062
20112838
20103614
20092915
20082159
20072570
20062316
20053300
20043398
20032820
20022234
20012057
20002170
19992048
19981814
19971571
19961731
19951666
19941404
19931836
19921893
19911634
19901718
19891401
19881380
19871371
19861248
19851194
19841155
19831025
1982889
1981854
19801028
1979878
1978760
1977845
1976756
1975677
1974568
1973549
1972506
1971443
1970424
1969397
1968338
1967314
1966278
1965248
1964232
1963216
1962202
1961182
1960175
1959162
1958154
1957145
1956135
1955124
1954110
195391
195286
195185
195083
194973
194870
194763
194655
194548
194447
194343
194244
194143
194037
193935
193833
193729
193626
193521
193420
193319
193220
193120
193017
192917
192818
192719
192619
192518
192422
192327
192235
192138
192038
191940
191842
191743
191643
191547
191451
191359
191263
191167
191076

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Virginia1262
Illinois1551
California2665

Even more about Lois


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lois a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lois?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1929
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lois
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 74,382
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +19

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