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What does Dolores mean?

Dolores Pronunciation of Dolores 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.




VARIANTS Dalores, Delora, Delores, Deloria, Deloris, Dolorcita, Dolorcitas, Dolorita, Doloritas, Lola, Lolita

SEE ALSO Carmel, Mary



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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)

Dolores reached its peak position of #25 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dolores name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Mary (#126 LAST YEAR), Lola (#239), Carmel, Delora, Delores, Deloris and Lolita are the popular variation forms of Dolores rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Dolores were at the apex of their popularity 78 years ago (MEDIAN #520) and are now much less widespread (#1545, 95.6%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dolores, Carmel, Delora, Delores, Deloris in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lola, Lolita, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Dalles, Delaree, Dollee (see Dolly), Dolley, Dollie, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Dorey, Doris, Dorotea, Dorris, Dorrys, Dorys and Holles. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dolores.