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

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Lois

  1. (biblical) The grandmother of Timothy who is mentioned in an epistle to him.
  2. A female given name of biblical origin.
    • 1962 V.S.Naipaul: The Middle Passage: p.48:
      Modernity might also lie in a name like Lois - pronounced Loys in Trinidad - which came to the island in the 1940s through Lois Lane, the heroine of the American Superman comic strip.

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Adaptation of Old French Lois, Looïs, Luis, from Latin Ludovīcus, from Old High German *Hlūtwīg or Frankish *Hlōdowig, from Proto-Germanic *hlūdaz (loud, famous) + *wīgą (battle). Compare Portuguese Luís, English Louis, Italian Luigi, German Ludwig.

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Lois

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Louis and Lewis