What does Lolita mean?
Lolita /lo-li-ta/ 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.
(female) Lelita, Lilita, ..
(male) Lolidio, Lolila, ..
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. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Lolita for girls. Lolita was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #634 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of the girl name Lolita and related names. Charlotte (#10 from current records), Lola (#236), Louise (#1219), Carol (#1491), Lolla and Dolores are the popular related forms of Lolita appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Lolita reached its highest during the years 1940-1949 (adoption of 4.01%) and is now much less (adoption 0.82%, ▼79%). Charlotte is more familiar than the rest, while versions like Dolores have become less contemporary.
Lolita is alike in pronunciation to Lalita, Lillita, Loleta, Loletta and Lulita. Other recommended names are Alita, Belita, Bonita▼, Coleta (see Colette), Colina, Corita, Donita, Dorita, Elita, Ellita, Felita, Joleta, Jolina, Jolisa, Jonita, Jovita, Julita, Kolina, Lalia, Lalika, Lanita, Larita, Lelia▼, Lenita, Lilia▲, Lilith▲, Lillith, Lita, Loelia, Loida, Lolotte, Loreta, Loria, Lorita, Lotta▼, Louisa▼, Louiza, Lovina, Lovisa, Lucita, Lupita, Lusita, Luzita, Malita, Melita, Polina, Rosita, Solina, Talita, Yonita and Zolia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lolita.