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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.


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

Related girl names: Carmel and Mary.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dillores, Dilres, ..

(male) Dolone, Dolorel, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Dolores for girls. Dolores reached its peak position of #25 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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, 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 134 years ago (median #1305) and are now much less widespread (#1544, 96.9%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dolores, Carmel, Delora, Delores, Deloris in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lola, Lolita, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.