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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.do-LO-res Spanish
də-LAWR-!s 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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Entry updated March 21, 2014   Contribute