Is the Christian name Lois derived from the name Loida?

Also, since Loida is from the Greek name Leda, is the name Lois derived from Leda?

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    LOIS Name Meaning and History

    1. Portuguese and Galician: from a local variant personal names Luis or Eloi (see Loy).

    2. 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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4


    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 is hard to explain. It certainly has no connection with either Louise or Eloise (which are both of Germanic origin), although it has often been taken to be associated with them in modern times.

    A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192800507


    Name borne in classical mythology by a queen of Sparta, who was ravished by Zeus in the shape of a swan. She gave birth to two eggs which, when hatched, revealed the two sets of twins: Castor and Pollux, and Helen and Hermione.

    A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192800507

    LEDA—Name Meaning, Origin

    The girl’s Leda \l(e)-da\ is pronounced LEE-dah. It is of Greek origin. Possibly short form of Letitia (Latin) "joy, happiness". Mythology: queen of Sparta, mother of the beautiful Helen of Troy.

    Leda has 5 variant forms: Leida, Leta, Leyda, Lida and Lyda.

    For more information, see also related names Loida and Alida.

    Baby names that sound like Leda are Ledah, Leoda and Lada.

    Leda is a very common first name for women (#1951 out of 4276) but an uncommon last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census).

    LOIDA—Name Meaning, Origin

    The girl’s name Loida \lo(i)-da\ is [pronounced LOY-dah. It is of Latin origin. Variant of Leda.

    Loida has 1 variant form: Loyda.

    Baby names that sound like Loida are Lida and Leida.

    Loida is a somewhat common first name for women (#2823 out of 4276) but an uncommon last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

    LOIDA—Name Meaning

    The girl name Loida is pronounced LOY-Dah †. Loida's language of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly used in the Spanish language. Loida is a form of the English Lois.

    Loida is OLd Greek/Latin in origin and is a variant of Leda. Variants mean the same thing but are spelled differently, like when they are in another language. In this case, Loida is the Spanish form of the English name Lois. So in answer to your questions the Christian name Lois has the same origin as Loida and Leda as they would be considered variants of the name.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Loida is the name used in Spanish translations of the New Testament -- as has already been noted, it's the name of St. Timothy's grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5). The original Greek is Lois (in Greek characters Λωις), so Loida is a variant of Lois rather than the other way around. Loida is no more related to Leda than Lois is to Louise, but they sound much alike and cause confusion (just today I got a letter from someone wanting to verify whether I'm Lois or Louise, and a great-nephew of mine spent all of last Christmas Day calling me Louis)!

    In addition to Lois Lane, there are other famous Loises. At least two more modern and real-life ones that come to mind are authors Lois Lowry and Lois McMaster Bujold.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    4 years ago

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  • Ashley
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago


    Gender: Feminine

    Usage: English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek

    Other Scripts: Λωις (Ancient Greek)

    Pronounced: LO-is (English)

    Possibly derived from Greek λωιων (loion) meaning "more desirable" or "better". Lois is mentioned in the New Testament as the mother of Eunice and the grandmother of Timothy. As an English name, it came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In fiction, this is the name of the girlfriend of the comic book hero Superman.

    Origin of the name Lois:

    A borrowing of the Ecclesiastic Greek Lois, a name of uncertain meaning. It is borne in the Bible by the grandmother of Timothy, a companion of St. Paul. Its use in England began in the 16th century.

    The girl's name Lois \

    lois\ is pronounced LOH-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Lois is "superior". Also possibly a variant of Louise (Old German) "famous warrior". Biblical: a first-century Christian, the grandmother of Timothy. Superman's girlfriend Lois Lane.

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