What does Lolita mean?
Lolita /loli-ta/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Diminutive of Lola (Spanish) "sorrows". Made famous by Vladimir Nabokov's 1958 novel about a young nymphet who had a much older admirer. Because of this, the name has become a generic term for a sexually precocious young girl.
How popular is Lolita?
Lolita is a very popular first name for women (#969 out of 4276, Top 23%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Lolita for girls. Lolita was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #627 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Lolita and related names. Charlotte (#10 the previous year), Lola (#236), Louise, Dolores and Carol are the popular related forms of Lolita appearing in the Top 1000. Variants like Loela are seldom used. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.7993%) and is now much less (usage 0.2923%, ▼63.4%), with the versions Carol, Dolores, Lolita and Louise becoming less in vogue. Charlotte (#10) and Lola (#236) are two of the more fashionable girl names here, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for both names. (2014 Birth Statistics)