What does Dolores mean?
Dolores [do-lores] as a girls' name is pronounced doh-LOR-iss. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Dolores is "sorrows". Refers to the Virgin Mary as "Mary of the sorrows". Actress Dolores Del Rio.
Associated with: virgin.
(female) Dilres, Dolore, ..
(male) Dolone, Dolorel, .. Middle name pairings:
Dolores Aria (D.A.), ..
How popular is Dolores?
Dolores is a very popular first name for females (#171 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#24513 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Dolores reached its peak position of #25 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Mary (#124 last year), Lola (#224), Lolita, Deloris, Delora, Delores and Carmel are the popular variation forms of Dolores rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Dolores were at the apex of their popularity 135 years ago (median #1305) and are now much less widespread (#1543, ▼96.9%).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Dalles, Delaree, Dollee (see Dolly), Dolley, Dollie▼, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Dorey, Doris▼, Dorotea, Dorris▼, Dorrys, Dorys and Holles. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dolores.