GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: do-LO-res (Spanish), də-LAWR-is (English)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Delora, Delores, Deloris (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Lola, Lolita (Spanish), Dolly, Lola, Dollie (English)
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