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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Better
  • French : Renowned fighter (German) Warrior
  • Old German : Warrior maiden

How Popular Is The Name Lois

Family name origins & meanings

  • Portuguese and Galician : from a local variant personal names Luis or Eloi (see Loy).
  • Greek (also Loes) : from a Greek form of the French personal name, Louis. The name is found especially in Cyprus, which was under French rule for a time in the Middle Ages. It may also be a shortening of Loizos, patronymic Loizidis, which have the same origin.

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