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Meaning and name origin

Lolita \l(o)-li-ta\ as a girl's 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.

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


Popularity

Lolita is a very popular first name for females (#969 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lolita for girls. Lolita reached its highest rank of #627 in the U.S. in 1960-1969 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lolita and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Lola (#236), Louise, Lolita, Dolores and Carol. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

Lolita is also pronounced similarly to Lalita, Lillita, Loleta, Loletta and Lulita. Other suggested similar baby names are Lilith and Lorita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lolita.

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