What does Dolores mean?
Dolores /do-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.
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)
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)
Mary (#120 2 years ago), Lola (#236), Lolita, Delores, Deloris and Carmel are the popular variation forms of Dolores rated in the Top 1000. These relations of Dolores were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (average #308) and are now much less widespread (#765, ▼66%). Mary is more widely used than the rest, although Lola appears to be gaining favor too, and Carmel used to be popular. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Dolores and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)