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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 Lois 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.


  • Notable Women 1
  • Fictional Women 2
  • As male name 3
  • See also 4

Notable Women

Fictional Women

As male name

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

See also

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