What does Dolores mean?
Dolores /do-lo-res/ [2 sylls.] 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 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)