Given Name DOLORES

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: do-LO-res (Spanish), də-LAWR-is (English)  [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Delora, Delores, Deloris (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Lola, Lolita (Spanish), Dollie, Dolly, Lola (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Dolors (Catalan), Dores (Galician), Dores (Portuguese)


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Entry updated March 21, 2014