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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.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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)

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.

Mary (#120 last year), Lola (#236), Lolita, Delores, Deloris and Carmel are the popular variation forms of Dolores rated in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.6914%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2349%, down 66%), with the versions Carmel, Deloris, Delores, Dolores and Lolita falling out of style. Lola (#236) is the most chic name for newborns among these, and there is a revival in baby name usage for this name. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Dolores and related names. (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.

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