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 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)
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)