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Lois Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lois?

Ranking 1,621st in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Lois is uncommon.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Lois has seen higher popularity rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #17 for the first time in 1929 and as recently as 1930.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1927 with 10,505 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Lois was 53 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Lois occurred roughly during the years 1881-1900, 1901-1925, and 2013-2016, whereas 1954-1976, 1996-1999, and 2001-2004 were years of successive downward movement.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

How popular will Lois be?

Lois's popularity has been moving upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Lois lately has risen.

The name Lois is still rare but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Lois is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Lois (Girl)Lois (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 133 1,621 < 5 --
2016 118 1,756 < 5 --
2015 109 1,876 < 5 --
2014 101 1,973 < 5 --
2013 78 2,353 < 5 --
2012 93 2,066 < 5 --
2011 71 2,543 < 5 --
2010 69 2,626 < 5 --
2009 80 2,412 < 5 --
2008 84 2,325 < 5 --
2007 82 2,339 < 5 --
2006 87 2,219 5 13,224
2005 65 2,614 < 5 --
2004 64 2,614 < 5 --
2003 73 2,309 7 9,244
2002 84 2,053 < 5 --
2001 83 2,042 < 5 --
2000 77 2,116 6 9,834
1999 75 2,063 < 5 --
1998 88 1,783 < 5 --
1997 99 1,609 < 5 --
1996 94 1,633 < 5 --
1995 98 1,554 < 5 --
1994 96 1,587 < 5 --
1993 90 1,673 < 5 --
1992 84 1,756 6 8,042
1991 109 1,456 6 7,859
1990 93 1,611 8 6,182
1989 117 1,329 6 7,537
1988 120 1,242 8 5,516
1987 109 1,287 13 3,650
1986 123 1,162 5 7,389
1985 129 1,121 < 5 --
1984 134 1,053 < 5 --
1983 149 982 5 6,892
1982 176 878 < 5 --
1981 187 836 < 5 --
1980 153 971 5 6,863
1979 174 880 < 5 --
1978 202 764 5 6,391
1977 183 820 < 5 --
1976 189 763 10 3,628
1975 222 676 < 5 --
1974 284 569 5 5,687
1973 311 540 8 3,926
1972 343 507 5 5,449
1971 460 447 10 3,280
1970 517 427 9 3,426
1969 565 402 7 3,803
1968 669 341 8 3,262
1967 755 315 5 4,317
1966 918 278 10 2,717
1965 1,205 249 7 3,429
1964 1,409 231 13 2,371
1963 1,580 217 10 2,785
1962 1,783 201 11 2,601
1961 2,103 183 8 3,253
1960 2,270 175 12 2,487
1959 2,485 162 12 2,486
1958 2,623 154 7 3,449
1957 2,873 145 19 1,870
1956 3,221 135 11 2,583
1955 3,422 124 12 2,386
1954 3,953 109 22 1,649
1953 4,219 91 20 1,753
1952 4,363 86 15 2,048
1951 4,534 85 12 2,321
1950 4,503 83 17 1,858
1949 4,913 73 21 1,649
1948 5,075 70 8 2,928
1947 5,721 63 23 1,579
1946 5,699 55 19 1,676
1945 5,147 48 21 1,477
1944 5,529 47 33 1,167
1943 6,133 43 36 1,147
1942 6,404 44 52 926
1941 6,106 43 38 1,064
1940 6,125 38 37 1,087
1939 6,033 35 52 852
1938 6,504 33 52 865
1937 6,933 29 44 950
1936 7,230 26 39 1,023
1935 7,990 21 57 826
1934 8,386 20 64 773
1933 8,652 19 76 681
1932 9,518 20 88 645
1931 9,351 20 78 681
1930 10,114 17 87 670
1929 10,294 17 77 711
1928 10,422 18 76 736
1927 10,505 19 82 717
1926 9,819 19 56 900
1925 9,572 18 67 813
1924 9,300 22 73 790
1923 7,814 27 75 761
1922 6,946 35 61 887
1921 6,899 38 74 785
1920 6,560 38 56 926
1919 5,976 40 76 733
1918 5,877 42 62 835
1917 5,485 43 59 838
1916 5,149 43 72 705
1915 4,775 47 67 727
1914 3,432 51 58 670
1913 2,561 59 47 656
1912 2,146 63 30 810
1911 1,508 68 11 1,091
1910 1,272 76 15 807
1909 1,157 73 22 566
1908 1,023 80 16 672
1907 899 85 13 764
1906 799 88 16 605
1905 763 88 8 975
1904 727 90 8 930
1903 664 92 8 883
1902 594 98 7 986
1901 488 109 6 1,010
1900 577 115 10 880
1899 415 117 8 832
1898 466 114 8 853
1897 457 111 6 1,017
1896 388 123 < 5 --
1895 311 144 < 5 --
1894 308 140 7 917
1893 260 152 < 5 --
1892 242 160 5 1,178
1891 206 162 < 5 --
1890 175 178 < 5 --
1889 154 185 < 5 --
1888 120 206 < 5 --
1887 129 176 < 5 --
1886 116 187 < 5 --
1885 105 183 < 5 --
1884 84 207 < 5 --
1883 76 195 < 5 --
1882 64 211 < 5 --
1881 53 205 < 5 --
1880 53 211 < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.