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Lola in Sanskrit means goddess Lakshmi. In Spanish, it means "strong woman".
nag  2/19/2005
It means nothing in Spanish, it's only a pet form of Dolores, wich means "pains".
Araceli  2/21/2005
Famous bearers include: Artist Lola Schnabel (born Lola Montes Schnabel), daughter of artist Julian Schnabel; The daughter of Annie Lennox; Jennie Garth´s daughter (her other daughter is Luka). This is also the nickname of Madonna´s daughter, Lourdes Maria.
Destry  4/15/2005
This is the name of the title character in the German film Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run).
Claire H  5/19/2005
Sort of famous bearer, Kelly Ripa's daughter's name is Lola.
Erica30588  11/22/2005
I believe Chris Rock also has a daughter named Lola.
ars musica  11/30/2005
In Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines, "Lola" means "grandmother."
ars musica  11/30/2005
This can also be a short form of Charlotte.
wiswina  12/3/2005
"Lola" is the title of a famous Kinks song. Can't believe no one has mentioned that yet!
ars musica  12/3/2005
Lola was the name of the name of the main female character in the Broadway musical "Damn Yankees." It's from that musical that we get the song "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets."
breakofday  12/17/2005
There are many songs about girls named Lola:
Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" (Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl), Ricky Martin's "Lola, Lola" and Marlene Dietrich's "Ich bin die fesche Lola" to mention but a few.
Lola sounds lovely but I would probably use another formal name (besides Dolores, Lola could be a nickname for Aurora, Laura, Lorelei, Eleonora etc).
Ylva  1/20/2006
Yes, Lola Lola was the name of Marlene Dietrich's character in the 30's German film Der blaue Engel / The Blue Angel.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2006
Lola is a pretty name but I would never use it because the Lola that everyone knows from the Kinks' song is a transvestite!
hana  1/27/2006
Hey did anyone forget that Lola is also the name of Lola Bunny? She was the girlfriend of Bugs Bunny and the attraction of the other characters in which she starred in "Space Jam."
― Anonymous User  4/3/2006
There's a somewhat obscure rock band called Lola Ray.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2006
I highly dislike this name. It seems like pop fluff. I've never actually met a Lola.
websurfer  5/28/2006
I'm not crazy over this name. I also don't like meaning for it "sorrows".
― Anonymous User  7/6/2006
I don't kow why but I love this name. I picture a bubbly person with brown hair and green eyes and funny.
chantal1994  7/26/2006
This name just doesn't really appeal to me.
nelirosala  9/4/2006
Lolita (a pet form of Lola) was the main character in the novel Lolita, by Vladimir Nobekov in which a divorced gentleman finds himself inappropriately obsessed with a minor child. A stigma I would not want my daughter's name associated with.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
One of the many nicknames of Dolores Haze (Lolita; "She was Lola in slacks.") Also the nickname of Madonna's daughter Lourdes.
Marauder  11/9/2006
I really like this name. It sounds really modern and fresh.
pussy428  11/28/2006
In the Spanish language, Lola is sometimes used as a name to call a teenager.
idog  11/29/2006
Lola Rose is a character in a book of the same name by Jaqueline Wilson. Also a character in the Angels Unlimited series by Annie Dalton.
Luangi  12/4/2006
I like Lola but not Dolores, Dolores remindes me of pain. I recommend anyone who's thinking about naming their child Dolores to nickname them Lola to think twice because Lola could also be a nickname for Carlota and Fabiola, much prettier names.
michi_vane  12/5/2006
This name always reminds me of a loose woman.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2006
My name is Lolita, and through my childhood my name was shortened to Lola. I get so many comments about my name from Lola bunny to questions on whether I'm a transvestite or not. But the thing is, there aren't many Lola's out there and I like that. And my belief for the meaning of the name is Strong woman.
I have grown to like my name and be proud of it. And I love the song "what ever Lola wants Lola gets!"
lola  2/8/2007
Lola is such a fun, light and pretty name that rolls off the tongue. I would consider naming a future daughter this.
Jasmine  2/22/2007
I was named for my Grandmother and most of the women I meet with the name Lola were also named for their Grandmothers. I can tell which generation a person is by what song they associate with the name. There are many negatives associated with this name in most peoples' minds. Most people don't think of it as a Christian name. It is unfortunate that this name isn't thought of with more compassion.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2007
Lola is one of the main characters in Lauren Child's children's book series(now a Disney animated series) called "Charlie and Lola." Lola is a happy, bubbly girl who often causes unintended trouble. Lola has come to be a pet name for my little girl when she is being mischievious. I love the name, but seems a little informal for a given name.
causegirl  3/20/2007
I like this name, but there are major issues with Dolores/Lola/Lolita. Dolores means pain, and while I could accept that (it is after all related to the Virgin Mary and I think a lot of its usage is more in homage to her), I don't much like the sound of Dolores. Then, Lola and Lolita are both adorable---but "Lola" is forever the tranvestite from the Kinks song, and otherwise seems like sort of a stripper name (when Chris Rock named his daughter Lola, he talked about "keeping her off the pole"). Then, of course, there is the nymphet Lolita, which essentially speaks for itself as a reason.
― Anonymous User  4/3/2007
Carnie Wilson has a daughter named Lola and it was also the name of Jack Osbourne's dog.
Jassie  5/8/2007
Lola is also pet form of the German name Aloisia.
Maggie_Simpson  6/2/2007
I've loved this name for about 4 years, probably since I first saw Run Lola Run (by the way great movie). I convinced my husband to name my daughter this and he absolutely loves the name now. I think this name is fun for a little girl, but yet so womanly.
danidani  6/18/2007
"Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl" I still like this name though. I also love that Kinks song.
mum2bubba  6/26/2007
Lola is also nickname of name Aloisia.
Karcoolka  7/7/2007
I think this is a very pretty and sexy name and I'm glad to see it making a comeback.
Honeyrose  7/29/2007
I love this name. It reminds me of Hawaii or something relaxing. I think Lola Arabella would be such a pretty combo.
Chloever33  8/12/2007
Lola was stage name of Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert, better known as Lola Montez, beautiful dancer and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. I think because of her, and probably because Marlene Dietrich’s fantastic Lola Lola, name Lola reminds me of some seductive, beautiful woman. It's a wonderful name, but I don’t like when it’s a nickname of Dolores. I like to shorten it from Fabiola, Carlota, Lolicia, Lolita, even Aurora. In one story of mine, I use it as nickname for the name Lollia.
Anjamon  9/4/2007
I personally think this name is too overused and short, no offense to those Lolas out there. Plus, in the Philippines, this is a name meaning `Grandma`. Famous bearers are Denise Richards's daughter, Lola Rose, and Jennie Garth's daughter, Lola Ray, and Kelly Ripa's daughter, Lola. And Madonna nicknamed her daughter Lola (real name Lourdes).
Anonymous Blogger  11/3/2007
The name is Dolores, not Lola. DOLORES! I hate it when people name their children Lola ignoring where it comes from.
Lola, Loli, Lolita, etc., are all pet forms of the name Dolores. You can call your daughter Dolores and then nickname her Lola, but Lola alone is silly, trendy and doesn't mean anything.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2007
I adore the name Lola. It is simple and sweet. I would seriously consider naming my future daughter Lola.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2008
This name (along with Bella, Max, and Lucy) reminds me of names for PUPPIES not humans.
jasmineenimsaj  2/17/2008
Okay, it is admittedly kind of cute, and I've heard trashier names, but it still sounds a bit tacky as the official name of someone. On a grown-up, the name sounds a bit stripper-ish, and quite girly at least. This isn't a name you want to try to get a successful career with, unless you're pushing towards showbiz.
slight night shiver  4/27/2008
I think it's a cute pet name of Dolores. I wouldn't name my child this (unless her full name was Dolores), though. But it's a terrific name for a pet (I say this because I named my hamster Lola, after the song by the Kinks).
Pippin  4/28/2008
They used the name Lola Luftnangle in the popular Disney TV series "Hannah Montana."
Peachie  5/24/2008
Cute name! I can't say I picture a fully grown woman named this, but maybe in a book. It kind of reminds me of a butterfly.
IronTears  6/20/2008
Lola is Zoey's roommate in the Nickelodeon TV show 'Zoey 101'.
GarbageGuy  8/1/2008
Lola means grandmother in Tagalog.
ann  9/2/2008
My newborn niece has been named Lola and I love it! It's such a pretty and fun name for a little girl and also sounds maternal and loving for a woman! Like my sister in law, I don't believe in giving a child a 'proper' name if you plan to shorten it. It's confusing for the child who will be forever called their 'formal' name by professionals and strangers! If you are always going to call her Lola then why name her Delores! Waste of time!
ejp1979  10/2/2008
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen's daughter is called Lola Rose Sheen.
Lily8  10/19/2008
I like the name Lola very much, but not Dolores at all! I wouldn't name my daughter this just because I care too much about the meanings behind the name. Beautiful name though!
mom2zeke  11/3/2008
It's such a pretty name. It's funny how such a sunny name comes from a name that means sorrows. Lola doesn't sound like a name that should be associated with sadness. It's very bright to me.
Wilted  1/20/2009
I like this name a lot. Normally I hate nicknames as given names, but this one seems well-established as a name on its own. Unfortunately, celebrities have been getting their hands on it, which makes me not want to use it.
bananarama  4/7/2009
Lola is the name of Marc Jacobs' newest fragrance. It is "his vision of what is feminine and sexy." "Lola is a warm floral bouquet irresistibly alluring, vividly tempting. The fragrance is an intoxicating swirl of rich layers, wrapping the skin in sensuous florals blooming with a signature note of the fuschia peony." "Marc Jacobs designed Lola as an electrifying, over-the-top bouquet exploding from the bottle."

(Taken from

I think the above quotes could, in a way, describe the name Lola itself as well.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2009
The occultist Aleister Crowley, dubbed "The Wickedest Man In the World", had a daughter named Lola Zaza, born 1906.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2009
Lola Taylor is Roger Taylor's daughter. Roger Taylor is the drummer of Queen.
lillyanna  12/20/2009
It is okay as a nickname, but as a full name it sounds immature and trashy. I mean could you imagine a kid saying "let's go to Grandma Lola." You need to choose names that are perfect for a person of any age, not just a 6 year old.
Alora  1/18/2010
My husband LOVES this name. I am big on the meaning of names and just couldn't get past "sorrows". However recently I looked into the story instead of just the meaning and realized Dolores is derived from the Virgin Mary - Lady of Sorrows. Eh there is just so many ways this can be looked at in a positive light I think I would name a daughter this now. Just Lola, not Dolores most likely. I have known only one Lola and she was a little toddler at the time. She was very cute and extremely intelligent. Wish I knew what her older self is like, but nonetheless left me with quite a good impression. I think this name is solid and respectable and beautiful on its own.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2010
This name means grandma in filipino and me being filipino I know this. So I would keep on thinking of a grandma when ever I hear this name...
adrenalinekat  12/28/2010
It's cutesy, yeah, but it's much more legitimate than a lot of popular cutesy names like Kaylee, Rory, etc, which are ditsy and age much worse than Lola. It's also a bit hip.
bathos  1/12/2011
Lola is a really cute name, but when I hear it I just start singing "LO-LO LO-LO LO-LUHH!" from The Kinks song.
Not the greatest link seeing as the song is about a transvestite.
ingo  7/30/2011
I dislike this name. It sounds so snotty and stripper-ish.
Black_X  8/19/2011
I LOVE the name Lola. I think it's sweet on a little girl but also ages well. I don't think it will ever TOTALLY go out of style.
LittleSamGirl  8/31/2011
Lola is so sweet. ♥

There's also a perfume called Lola, and another called Oh Lola.
--allison--  11/1/2011
I'm trying to figure out how they got LOLA out of Dolores! I really like Lola. It has been a solid name in the USA for more than a century. I have several Lola's in my family tree and I would consider using the name. It's overdue for a comeback.
GibsonGirl  11/2/2011
Lola Rose is the daughter of American actors Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen. Lola has two sisters named Sam and Eloise.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
Sorry, but I associate this name with Lola the showgirl from Barry Manilow's "Copacabana". I don't think it's that great.
Buneary  1/16/2013
Well, most of you have never met a Lola in real life huh? I am a Lola. That's my name! I've had people sing to me in the past over The Kinks and other one of whatever Lola wants Lola gets. Never had anyone ask me if I was a transvestite or anything like that. I'm 26 and I'm not snobby or slutty, just shy and married with kids. I'm a red head with green eyes as well ;)
jdlover5683  2/28/2013
This name is so cute, I love it :) it's sweet and simple, and it fits all ages. I think it makes a great name for a person or an animal and I'm glad it's making a comeback! I've never met a Lola, but I've met a girl named Lolla, pronounced the same way. I personally don't like that spelling and it seems quite uncommon.
Oohvintage  6/11/2013
The Filipino translation for Grandmother is 'Lola'.
My daughter is expecting her first baby, and I am too young to be a grandmother. I prefer to be called Lola. Lola may not be referred to in the best light in many songs, but my grandson will hear them all from me.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2014
On Marvel's "Agents of Shield", Agent Coulson's car is named Lola - and if you know what's good for you, you DON'T TOUCH LOLA! (She flies, among other special abilities.)
elizabeth hamlet  7/1/2014
A very cute name! It's so girly and stylish! :D.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
Lola is a character in the animated TV series Robotboy.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
I always think of Space Jam when I hear this name; She was a basketball playing cartoon rabbit who helped Michael Jordan.
Ali Hassan  7/21/2014
I know a dog named this, but I can get over that. It's a good name.
raevynstar  8/20/2014
My name is in fact Lola and I love it. It's uncommon but not in a way that people just don't know how to say your name but a down side I have faced is you get the Lola songs sung to you and while at first glance that may not seem bad, those songs get very irritating very quickly. That being said, the name is a simple, beautiful name that doesn't confuse people on how to say it and in my book, that's a win.
BunnyLola  9/5/2014
I love this name. It is so bubbly, cute and modern. I love the way the name rolls off the tongue and it reminds me of amazing oriental flowers. I think this name is simply beautiful and would use it myself :)
Jazzie2906  9/10/2014
Someone I know just named her daughter Lola and for the life of me, I can't understand why anyone would. When I hear this name, I think of a prostitute standing on a street corner.
jdstew76  12/27/2014
Are you kidding? That horrible song by the Kinks, Charlie and Denise name their kid this... Madonna's girl's nick name? Such a horrible disrespectful name for a little girl!
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
Tongue Twister Name! Hate it!
― Anonymous User  3/2/2015
Actually, my name is Lola, well Dolores. Honestly, I hate the name Dolores. Not because of what it means in my Spanish background but what my first and last name means all together. So personally I like the way Lola sounds. I hate when people call me Dolores. It makes me feel so uncomfortable, literally everyone in school or outside of school calls me Lola. I've gotten so used to it, I start introducing myself as Lola. And it's actually not a tongue twister, it's a decent name, but what so far I've noticed since I'm a big reader, that many authors use Lola as a sexual name in stories to describe a woman. That's what I don't like.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2015
Gorgeous name! I really love it. It's fun, spunky, and beautiful!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2015
I know a person called Lola who used to go to school with me. Personally I think it suited her very well. She was always cracking jokes. She had loads of freckles and long brown straight hair. Also she was very strong and always beat everybody at arm wrestles.
Seraphinalily  7/20/2015
All names were invented.. created at some point! Lola does not have to be a take off of Delores (just because someone who had a Dolores and nicknamed her Lola and someone else liked it and followed suit etc.. doesn't mean it's a rule for the rest of the world!) It can be it's own name!
Rom14  7/26/2015
Hi all, my daughter is a Lola because the only time she'd move when I was pregnant was if I played Copacabana and was having a very tough time. Saw Lola meant strong woman in Spanish and loved the name even more.
peanut35  7/28/2015
I've a daughter called Lola. Always loved a certain song by a certain man as it means strong woman. I love the name.
peanut35  7/30/2015
Sounds like the name of a prostitute.
TyrannosaurusRegina  10/1/2015
I hate this name. It sounds like a name for a stripper or a prostitute.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2015
Whenever I hear this name, I am always reminded of Bugs Bunny's girlfriend in Looney Tunes.
James101  1/16/2016
-Bugs Bunny's girlfriend
-One of the names given to Lolita in that book.
... none of that's good, really, is it now?
I can't think of any other sources of the name.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
I strongly dislike this name. It sounds too trashy and 'brattish' for me.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2016
This name is OK, but my friend has a dog called Lola. And it makes me think of people "laughing out loud" (LOL-a).
Jghazt333  3/10/2016
I don't see what's so great about this name. It's really rather plain and boring.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2016
Lola is a beautiful name, much loved by everyone. It is the name of a shy, gentle little girl. Just beautiful.
FreyaFun  5/28/2016
This is the Uzbek and Tajik word for tulip which is my gran's favourite flower. Also it means gran, lol. I would use this as a nickname for a longer name. I like the tulip meaning rather than the gran meaning. Also about the book, I have never read it and don't care. I bet lots of people haven't read it- it's just a made up story there are lots of books with characters with my name in them but no one ever comes up to me and says anything about those books to me so why are people worried about a book almost no one has heard of? There have also been lots of prostitutes, strippers, and porn stars with my name but no one has ever mentioned them to me, lol. People worry about the craziest things.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2016
I like how this name is uncommon, but I can't help to think of that song about a Transvetite called Lola. This name is bland, and it appears to have no meaning.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2016
Haven’t any of you heard of the wonderful singer and actress of the 50's and 60's Lola Albright? She's best known for playing Peter Gunn's girl on the show of the same name from 1958-1961 and was in a number of movies including Kid Galahad, The Tender Trap and A Cold Wind in August. She released two albums in the 50's. She was lovely and graceful just like the name Lola suggests.
Diva Amy  7/29/2016
My name is Lola which is a short form of Omolola meaning; - CHILD is WEALTH.
This is an African name, precisely Nigeria. L-(ola) means WEALTH
We have other names like; Funmilola - GIVE ME WEALTH, Emilola - LIFE IS WEALTH, etc.
M.O.O  10/22/2016
Such a feminine, bubbly, cute name. Our kids would probably never hear the Kings song, and they would take it as what it is- just an easy-to-pronounce beautiful name.
Lilactivated  3/6/2017
The Kinks song is about a transvestite. It is chirpy and bubbly and has a good feel to it. Is there something wrong with transvestites?
The Barry Manilow song is about a showgirl. It is chirpy and bubbly and a bit annoying to be honest. Is there something wrong with "showgirls"?
My point - there are worse things to be named after than individuals in two groups of people who do no harm to others and are just getting on with living their life. Oh and are also fictional...

It would be far worse to be named after a serial killer, etc... yet the world is crawling with Teds and Charlies and Johns, etc... and yes, I like all of those names and would definitely use Ted, just as I would use Lola.

Once a child is born the child becomes their name. I defy anyone to find a name which does not have any sort of connotation, other than those God-awful made up names you see...

Live your life kindly, people. Opinions are fine, but nasty judgements really lack a lot of intelligence and class.
Polkadotprincess  4/16/2017
This name is okay. I like the sound of it but I agree it has a trashy aspect, and a bad reputation and would not suit an adult. This is not a name I would use for my daughter.
Katesnames15  4/21/2017
I could not find this thread more hilarous. I have been a Lola for 55 years. When I was young I hated it because I was the only one I had ever met. I felt weird and alienated. But I grew into it. Now I can't imagine being anything else. To me it is such a strong name that you have to define yourself. That is what all names are. You have to write your own story. I am fine with mine and all the transvestite, Copacobana, references that come with it. Ice breakers are what I consider them. I am proud to be a Lola.
gcvlmv  4/26/2017
Lola Rembrite is a character in the game 'Huniepop'.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2017
Lola Créton is a French actress. Créton began her career at the age of 10, appearing in the short film Imago. She is known for her lead roles in the films Goodbye First Love and Something in the Air.
cutenose  7/19/2017
Lola is a popular name in Africa in Nigeria. I bear Omolola short form as Lola and I love this name so much. Is a name that you people can also bear or name your child because in my country it means child is wealth.
lollyoluwafemi  8/10/2017
Lola Loud from The Loud House.
natalieparm  12/3/2017
Not a fan, This sounds like a name for a stripper or prostitute. And all that comes to mind when hearing it is Lola Bunny from Space Jam/Looney Tunes.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2018
It is rated 3/10 in my mind. I strongly dislike it. It seems cutesy, snobbish and childish. After that it is the short of Dolores, a terrible name.
Felie  3/30/2018
I am torn between adoring the sound of this name and believing that it should be the name of a fluffy poodle.
marlenabeth  4/5/2018
I love this name! It's fun and carefree, as well as pretty. I don't know if you could really grow with it, though- it seems very young to me.
sophiecats  4/22/2018

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