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New Testament name of unknown origin, borne by the grandmother of the Timothy to whom St Paul wrote two epistles (see 2 Timothy 1:5). Both Timothy and his mother Eunice bore common Greek names, but Lois remains unexplained. In popular fiction the name is borne by Lois Lane, the reporter girlfriend of Superman.
268th in the U.S.

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Quick facts

Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
299,181
to be exact
316,430
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
South Dakota
has the most people named Lois per capita
1929
marked the height of its popularity
99.89%
0.11%
87%
55+
12%
30-54
0.40%
13-29
0.29%
0-12

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