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What does Dolores mean?

Dolores \d(o)-lo-res\ 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.


Dolores has 11 variants: Dalores, Delora, Delores, Deloria, Deloris, Dolorcita, Dolorcitas, Dolorita, Doloritas, Lola and Lolita.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Carmel and Mary.


Dolores is a very popular first name for females (#171 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#64497 out of 88799, Top 73%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Dolores for girls. Dolores reached its peak position of #20 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dolores name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dolores outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Dolores and related names. Mary (#120 last year), Lola (#236), Lolita, Delores, Deloris and Carmel are the popular variation forms of Dolores rated in the Top 1000. This girl name was at the apex of its popularity during the years 1920-1929 and is now much less widespread, with the versions Lolita, Dolores, Deloris, Delores and Carmel falling out of style. Lola (#236) is the most chic name for newborns among these, with this name enjoying a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carmel, Delores, Deloris, Dolores, Lola, Lolita, Mary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lola, Mary outside U.S.