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What does Lola mean?

Lola \l(o)-la\ as a girls' name is pronounced LOH-lah. Short form of Dolores (Spanish) "sorrows". Lola Montez was a racy and famous 19th-century courtesan. See also Lolita.


Lola has 2 variants: Loela and Lolla.

For more information, see also related girl names Carol, Charlotte and Louise.

Lola has 13 more alternative forms via Dolores, Lolita: Dalores, Delora, Delores, Deloria, Deloris, Dolorcita, Dolorcitas, Dolorita, Doloritas, Loleta, Loletta, Lolita and Lulita.


Lola is a very prominent first name for females (#358 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#68172 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lola for girls. Lola reached its top rank of #111 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is presently at #236. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lola name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Lola and affiliated names. Carol, Charlotte (#10 a year ago), Delores, Deloris, Dolores, Lolita and Louise are the prominent related forms of Lola (#236 a year ago). Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.8145%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2193%, down 73.1%), with versions like Delores, Deloris, Dolores, Lolita and Louise becoming somewhat dated. Charlotte (#10) and Lola (#236) are two of the more chic birth names among these, and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for both names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carol, Charlotte, Delores, Deloris, Dolores, Lola, Lolita, Louise in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lola is pronounced similarly to Laela, Laila, Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lalya, Layla, Leala, Leela, Leila, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leola, Leyla, Lila, Lilah, Lili, Lilia, Lilla, Lilo, Lily, Loelia, Loella, Lolly, Lula, Lulu, Lyla and Lylah. Other suggested similar baby names are Dola, Iola, Jola, Lal, Lil, Lona, Lora, Nola, Pola, Tola, Yola and Zola. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lola.