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Dolores is the full name of the main character of Vladimir Nabokov´s novel "Lolita". Her nicknames are Lo, Lola, Lolita and Dolly.
-- Destry  4/15/2005
The Latin word that this name comes from is "dolor" which means "sorrows".
-- wiswina  5/28/2005
A famous bearer is Dolores Umbridge, the horrible Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher from Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix.
-- HebrideanBlack  8/15/2005
In Spanish, dolores is the plural of dolor, which means "pain".
-- frangg23  11/16/2005
Dolores O'Riordan is an Irish singer. She was the lead vocalist for The Cranberries.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Dolores Claiborne is a novel by Stephen King, which was adapted into a 1995 film starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2005
It is too bad that such a beautiful name means sorrow. This name is a bit heavy and matronly for a child, so I think that one of its many nicknames would be suitible until adulthood.
-- Riley115  12/29/2005
Sad meaning, but very pretty name!
-- pindaprincess  7/13/2006
It means "PAINS" in Spanish.
-- Raphaelus  8/8/2006
For some reason, I find this name absolutely hideous.
-- Anonymous User  11/5/2006
Dolores Price is the main character in the novel She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb.
-- Marauder  11/9/2006
Dolores Ibárruri Gómez, also known as La Pasionaria (the passion flower) (December 9, 1895–November 12, 1989) was a Spanish political leader. She was Secretary General of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) (1944–1960), President of the Communist Party of Spain (1960–1989), and a member of the Cortes (1936 and 1977–1979).

Born into a poor Carlist mining family in the town of Gallarta, Vizcaya province, in the Basque Country of Spain, Ibárruri was the eighth of eleven children of Antonio Ibárruri and Juliana Gómez who was originally from Soria. She wanted to teach, but her family could not afford to pay for her schooling. She was involved in social struggles from her youth. In 1916, at the age of twenty, she married Julián Ruiz, a miner and political activist. She had six children, but four died before adulthood due, in part, to their extreme poverty.
-- sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Dolores del Río (August 3, 1905 – April 11, 1983) was a Mexican film actress. She was a star of Hollywood films during the silent era and became an important actress in Mexican films later in her life.
-- sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Lola Flores, born January 21, 1923 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain - died May 16, 1995, was a singer, dancer, and actress.

Born María de los Dolores Flores Ruíz, Lola Flores became a famous dancer and singer of Andalusian folklore at a very young age, featuring in films from 1939 to 1987. Her greatest success was in folklore shows with Manolo Caracol, who was her artistic partner until 1951.

In 1958 she married Antonio González el Pescaílla, a guitarist. She had three children: Dolores (singer and actress Lolita Flores); rock musician, singer and actor Antonio Flores; and singer and actress Rosario Flores.

Lola Flores died of cancer in 1995, aged 72, and was interred in the Cementerio de la Almudena in Madrid. Shortly after her death, her distraught 34-year-old son died of a drug overdose and was buried near her.
-- sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Lolita Flores (Dolores González Flores) (Madrid, May 6, 1958) is a Spanish actress and singer.

She's daughter of Lola Flores and Antonio González, sister of Antonio Flores and Rosario Flores. She was married to Guillermo Furiase and they had two children Elena and Guillermo.

Her first hit was Amor, amor, and later, her albums Quién lo va a detener and Atrasar el reloj were successful too.

She has appeared in several TV programs such as Directísimo or Hostal Royal Manzanares.
-- sweetbabe  12/17/2006
My grandmother's name is Dolores. I always have nice thoughts about this name whenever I hear or see it.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2006
This name is starting to grow on me.

However, I don't like when people say it like "Do-LOHR-is", because it sounds ugly that way. I do, however, love the meaning of the name. It's quite pretty, and no, I am not dark-loving and creepy, but I find that a pretty cool meaning for a name.
-- nothingshortoftragic  1/4/2007
Via Dolorosa is a street in the old city of Jerusalem. In Latin it means "Way of Grief". It is believed to be the street Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. It is where he fell three times and where Mary met him. That is why it is associated with the sorrows of Mary. Dolor meaning sorrow, grief, or agony.
-- Anonymous User  3/20/2007
This name is ugly. Dolores is an everyday word that people use in Spanish. It's like when you say "I have a lot of pains", it's an everyday word! I had a friend who's middle name is Dolores, she got pregnnant when she was 14, we would always make fun of her saying "ahora si que va tener muchos Dolores" (now she's going to have a lot of pains). Although I have to say I prefer the Basque form of this name Nekane.
-- michi_vane  3/29/2007
Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/20/2007
I don't like the name nor any of its nicknames but Loles, perhaps.
-- Anonymous User  9/21/2007
Stupid spanish name. Reminds me of my depressing old Spanish teacher.
-- Anonymous User  10/15/2007
I don't really see any redeeming features in this name. The nicknames are tacky and ditzy, the name is old-fashioned and quite ugly, and even the meaning is depressing!
-- slight night shiver  4/21/2008
María Dolores (Fernández) Pradera (born August 29, 1926 in Madrid) is a Spanish melodic singer and actress, and one of the most prestigious voices in Spain and Latin America. She is also known as María Dolores or La Pradera.

She started her career as an actress, working in the theatre and in some of the most famous Spanish movies from the 1940s: “¡A mí la legión!” (1942), “La Lola se va a los puertos” (1947), or “Agustina de Aragón” (1950).

During the 1950s, she started singing professionally, eventually abandoning her career as an actress in the 1960s. Since then, she has recorded more than 35 discs.

As a singer, she has specialized in traditional Spanish and Latin American music: bolero, copla, ballad, ronda, vals, and folk music (Peruvian, Argentinian, Mexican, and Venezuelan). Her voice tone is clear and slightly low, and she has an extremely proper Spanish pronunciation. She typically sings accompanied by guitars, requintos, and drums.

She sang for close to 30 years with the same group, Los Gemelos, formed by two twin brothers, Santiago López Hernández and Julián López Hernández, until the death of Santiago in the early 1990s.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar%C3%ADa_Dolores_Pradera".
-- sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Dolores C. Huerta (born April 10, 1930) is the co-founder and First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO (UFW).
-- sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Dolores del Río (August 3, 1905 – April 11, 1983) was a Mexican film actress. She was a star of Hollywood films during the silent era and became an important actress in Mexican films later in her life.
-- sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Dolores McNamara (born 13 January 1960 in Blackpool, England, but resident in Limerick, Ireland from infancy) is an Irish woman who became famous when she won the largest individual prize in European lottery history. On 31 July 2005, her €2 quick-pick ticket for the transnational EuroMillions lottery matched the game's five winning numbers and two "lucky stars," winning her a nine-week rollover jackpot of €115,436,126 (£91,215,072) and making her Ireland's 72nd richest person. McNamara, who had purchased the ticket at a convenience store near her home, claimed her record-breaking prize five days later at the Irish National Lottery headquarters in Dublin. The subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles and profiles, McNamara is a well-known persona, especially in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
-- sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Dolores Keane (born 26th September, 1953) is an Irish folk singer and musician. She was a founding member and vocalist of De Dannan, and appeared on the self-titled debut album Dé Danann in 1975. In 1977, Dolores left the group to marry John Faulkner. Faulkner is a multi-instrumentalist. They recorded three albums together. The anthology A Woman's Heart (1992), with three songs by Dolores Keane, was one of the most popular folk anthologies of the nineties.

Keane was born in Caherlistrane, County Galway, Ireland. She is a sister of musician Seán Keane. Her aunts Rita and Sara Keane are also singers. She has duetted with American singer John Prine on his album In Spite of Ourselves. In a slight departure, "Tideland" is a mixture of Irish and Norwegian songs, song by Dolores Keane and Norwegian singer Rita Eriksen. It was originally released in 1996 in Norway, but reached a larger audience when it was re-released in 2001.
-- sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Loles León (August 3, 1952, Barcelona) is a Spanish actress. She went to Madrid to start a career as an actress. She met Pedro Almodóvar during La Movida Madrileña. He offered her the roles she played in Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1987) and ¡Átame! (1989). Later, she became the fetish actress of directors like Vicente Aranda for El Amante Bilingüe (1993) and Libertarias (1996). In 1997, she had her first leading role in Amor de hombre.

In 2003, she became very popular thanks to her role of Paloma in Aquí no hay quien viva, where she had economic problems with the production. She has been related to liberal movements and she has a son called Bertoldo in honour of Bertolt Brecht.
-- sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Lola Herrera (Valladolid, June 30, 1935 - ) is a Spanish actress.

She was born in the Barrio de Las Delicias from Valladolid as Dolores Herrera Arranz. She started in the world of music, but in the 1950s, she went to Madrid and took part in her first movie El pórtico de la gloria (1953).

In the 1970s, she took part in several theatrical plays for TVE. She was one of the habitual actors of the cast of Estudio 1 and collaborated with Chicho Ibáñez Serrador in Historias para no dormir (1968). She also worked as a voice actress in dubbing Spanish versions made in studios like Cineson or Exa (Madrid).

She is mainly known for her appearances in television series like La casa de los líos El grupoor Un paso adelante, but she has taken part in several movies like El amor perjudica seriamente la salud, and in theatrical plays like Cinco horas con Mario, based in a Miguel Delibes novel.

She married the actor Daniel Dicenta (Manuel Dicenta’s son) in 1967. They got divorced and they had two children, Natalia and Daniel. Natalia Dicenta is also a famous actress, and they both have worked together in plays like "All About Eve" or Solas.
-- sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Dolores Umbridge is described as looking like a toad, and loves the colour pink. She is a horrible character, so I can never look at the name Dolores without thinking about her - which is a pity, because I think it's actually a really pretty name.
-- Sophannagh  8/12/2008
I have two friends named Dolores. Their nicknames are Dolly and Doky. Dolly spells her nickname Doli, not Dolly but I prefer Dolly.
-- enchy  5/7/2009
It's a pretty name if you're pronouncing it "Do-lor-es" and not "Do-Lor-ez".
-- Gothiclovesick  5/13/2009
This name is an okay name, but I think for somebody who speaks English as a native language, and isn't of Spanish, Mexican, (or from any other South American country), or Mediterranean extraction, it sounds a little bit too foreign, especially if it is pronounced Do-lo-rez. Do-lo-ris sounds a little bit more English, and refined. :)
-- walesgal92  6/13/2009
First things, I associate this name with frumpy, middle-aged women, especially one who 's sitting in a lawn chair, smoking a cigarette.

Second, why would anybody choose to name their daughter for a word that means "pain", "sorrow"? You might as well name your daughters "Tristesse", "Souffrance", "Peine", "Aflicción", "Problema", "Mágoa", "Teanntachd", "Stenokhoria", "Sorge", "Qual", "Leidchen", "Múka", and "Góre".

And your sons "Galar", "Alaeth", "Èislean", "Brón" / "Bròn", "Dòrainn", "Kummer", "Sorg", "Żal", and "Trud".

The aforementioned words-for-names have come from French, Spanish, Portuguese, Gaelic, Welsh, Greek, German, Polish, and Russian.
-- gaelruadh19  6/23/2009
I don't like the fact that this name means "sorrows", and I think it looks weird on an Anglo-American. It sounds better on Hispanic women. No offense.
-- bananarama  11/13/2009
On an episode of Seinfeld, Jerry had a girlfriend, but he didn't know her name. He tried to find out without asking her, so he talked about how he got teased about his name, and then asked if she did. She said, "oh yes. Especially since it rhymes with a part of the female anatomy." Dolores rhymes with "clitoris."
-- lillyanna  4/6/2010
Terrible meaning and it doesn't sound exactly beautiful either.
-- Chrila96  10/27/2010
I don't really care for this name. First of all, it reminds me of that evil teacher Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter books.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2011
The first time that I ever met a "Delores" (or "Deloris") is my Uncle's girlfriend. She is Italian-American, I believe. She is insanely sweet and lovable, which I suppose rubbed the name right in my book. It is hopelessly old-fashioned, but I would support a comeback.
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2011
The English translation of this name, Dolours (or Dolors in American English), which is an archaic word for "pain" or "sorrow", is occasionally used as a name. It is especially prevalent among Catholic parents because of the association with the Virgin Mary, who has the title "Our Lady of Dolours". In Northern Ireland there was an IRA terrorist called Dolours Price.
-- Anonymous User  2/2/2012
Kinda like it, even though it's ugly as hell :/
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2012
Also used in Croatia.
-- Sofia  5/29/2012
Actress Dolores Costello (1903-1979).
-- moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
This is my least favorite name on the planet. It literally means "sorrows". Why would you name your kid that?
Sorry, I'm sure there are some really great Doloreses out there, but that's just my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  4/4/2013
This is such a pretty name, and it has nice religious connotations. I like this and a lot of other Marian names. It's annoying that people these days associate it with Dolores Umbridge, but some silly book shouldn't color someone's perception of a nice name. Besides, it's not as bad as Draco or Bellatrix.
-- Lolth  4/28/2013
The name Dolores was given to 37 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013

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