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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. do-LO-rehs(Spanish)
də-LAWR-is(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "sorrows", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de los Dolores, meaning "Mary of Sorrows". It has been used in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, becoming especially popular in America during the 1920s and 30s.
VariantsDelora, Delores, Deloris(English)
DiminutivesLola, Lolita(Spanish) Dollie, Dolly, Lola(English)
Other Languages & CulturesDolors(Catalan) Dores(Galician) Dores(Portuguese)

Images

Depiction of Mary surrounded by the Seven Sorrows by Adriaen Isenbrandt (1518)Depiction of Mary surrounded by the Seven Sorrows by Adriaen Isenbrandt (1518)

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