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I suspect this will turn into a popular name soon after the success of "Encanto", but I feel it's deserved. It's a great name for a Catholic and it's really cute! I'd much prefer this over the nickname Lola.
Honestly, the name Dolores is absolutely gorgeous, people judge it after they hear its meaning, but most names come from questionable origins, I love the Spanish pronunciation of the name, it sounds like a song.
A grand name. The meaning is one of the most beautiful, and I like it specially because I'm devoted to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady. Maria Dolores is a solid Catholic name.
I think it's such a beautiful name and I love this meaning. It has a good association with the title of Virgin Mary. ❤️❤️.
Dolores Madrigal is the older cousin of the main character Mirabel in the Disney animated movie Encanto. Like most of her family, Dolores possesses a magical gift; in her case, it is enhanced hearing.
A famous bearer of the name is Dolores O'Riordan. Personally, I love the name because I connect it to her, and she is my hero. I think it's a very rich and classic name, and the nicknames Dolly and Lola are too cute.
Oh, what a depressing name.
I find the name Dolores very sexy and my favorite nickname is Lori.
Dolores is also Croatian, Estonian, and French. The name day for Dolores in Croatia is September 15. The name day for Dolores in Estonia is September 23. The name day for Dolores in France is September 15.Source:
The name is already bad enough, but the name is connected to Umbridge, which makes it even worse.
Cool meaning. Would only use it for a fictional character though.
Why would you name your child after a name that means "Mary of SORROWS"? You want your child to be sad?
I love this name! It's unusual, rare, beautiful, just a strong name with good quality in it! Dolores is a great name!
Good meaning if you want a goth daughter.
It’s pretty.
The meaning is good.
The English pronunciation is ugly and reminds me of Dolores Umbridge, but I think the Spanish pronunciation is very pretty. Most people would pronounce it the English way, though. You'd have to correct people constantly. Also, this name is pretty dated ‒ I like the nickname Lola though.
Also occasionally used in Slovene:
It's definitely an old fashioned name, and it's not ugly at all, but its meaning is off putting and I just think of Umbridge.
Ugh this reminds me of Dolores Umbridge!
I don't like the meaning of it, but it's a pretty name.
Really sad meaning.
Dolores is a beautiful name and the nickname Lola is adorable.
It is very religious and means “sorrows” but it seems like a very pretty name.
I have never been fond of this name. When I was four and my mother was diagnosed with leukemia, and in the hospital, we stayed with a family friend we called "Aunt Dolores." Luckily we lived there only one month because Aunt Dolores was mean to me. Dolores seems sad and overly-religious, as was my "Aunt". I'll give this name a miss.
I love this name, I think Dolores is a beautiful name. It means Mary of the seven sorrows, but out of sorrow can come beauty. I have named one of my characters Dolores. I want to change my name to this name one day. I also love the way it sounds in Spanish, with one of the nicknames being Dolo, not as popular as Lola or Lolita though. I loved Dolores O'Riordan's music, this being my first real exposure to the name. I think it is classy, dignified, and has many possible nicknames. I also like that it is not popular.
I can't pass over the horrible meaning. It is too austere, religious, serious. I hope that it will not come back.My links with it are Dolores O'Riordan (I prefer Riordan despite being masculine), Dolores Umbridge (a Harry Potter's antagonist) and Dolores, a chatterbox woman in 'El Secreto de Puente Viejo'.I can see it on a woman over 60, never on a baby. Definitely not my thing.
Maria Dolores Asenjo de Mirañar, known as Dolores, is a main fictional character in the Spanish telenovela 'El Secreto de Puente Viejo' (2011-). She is played by actress Maribel Ripoll.
Pronounced: də-LAWR-əs (English)
Some of these comments on the name Dolores are horrid. I am English, in my late 20's and my middle name is Dolores. I love it, it is rare in England. I am named after my Nan who is called Dolores, born and raised in Dublin. Her friends call her Dee or Doe. She loves going to Spain, who are much delighted to know we are named Dolores. I have passed on the middle name to my daughter and hope to keep it in the family tradition for girls.
Rough and ugly.
My personal observations of this name is that it has a sweet melodic charm that ignites a fresh image of someone who
has a certain mystery about her and an ageless grace that will suit her throughout the different stages of life. Regardless of the negative impressions of others, I find this name most becoming to any lady from an infant all the way to a dignified lady of august age and grace that befits her name.
In 2018, 80 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Dolores who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 357th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
I love the name Dolores, which has a much more complicated meaning than most people here are acknowledging. But most of those commenters are probably young or immature; the young and immature tend to think in black and white rather than shades of gray, but most of life is shades of gray (as are the characters in Lolita). I think Dolores is beautiful when pronounced correctly. I haven't read Harry Potter but if people always let horrid people dictate which names they use, there would barely be any names left. [Although I agree that Adolf should be taken out of circulation forever. And Donald, for that matter.]
Very old fashioned, unfeminine, and reminds me of that sad character in the book Lolita.
A very old fashioned and ugly-sounding name. Nothing redeeming about it, including its meaning and the very personal female body part it rhymes with. Thank goodness that no one seems to name their daughter this horrible name anymore.
It's not very pretty, and the meaning is really sad.
"Dolores Dolores" is the name of a fictional actress that Muriel refers to occasionally on "Courage the Cowardly Dog".
This name is horrible, for it will always be associated with Dolores Umbridge. My dislike for it isn't even just because she's a villain. I think it was given to her because it already has, at least to me, a negative sound to it even if it wasn't her name. Besides, I actually like the names Draco, Bellatrix, or Natasi -- three other names of fictional villains.
The name sounds antiquated, but is growing on me as the most beautiful and kind woman I know bears this name. The cadence of the name is charming, delicate, and sophisticated, but alas, the meaning... if taken at face value is unfortunate, but I think more personal significance can be written into such a simple word as 'pain.'
Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra, better known as Jenni Rivera, was an American singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, spokesperson, philanthropist and entrepreneur known for her work within the Banda and ranchera music genres. In life and death, several media outlets including CNN, Billboard, Fox News, and The New York Times have labeled her as the most important female figure and top selling female artist in the Mexican music genre. Billboard magazine named her the "top Latin artist of 2013", the "best selling Latin artist of 2013".
I think this name is actually nice and sophisticated. I had an Aunt Dolores who passed away in September. I like this spelling especially.
Dolores Abernathy is one of the main characters of the new series, Westworld. I personally love the character (at the end of the first season) and will be interested to see if she has an impact on the popularity of the name. Quote: "I'm not a key, William. I'm just me."
The name Dolores was given to 33 girls born in the US in 2015.
Dolores was the stage mononym of Kathleen Rose, English-American Broadway showgirl and celebrity clothing model 1910s-20s. Maybe she is the person who popularized it in the US in the 20s and 30s.
Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur known for her work within the regional Mexican music genre.
For all those who think Dolores has an awful meaning, try to look at it with perspective. This name is associated with Virgin Mary of the Sorrows (Virgen María de los Dolores or La Dolorosa), and the pain she felt when her son was crucified. When parents give this name to a child, they usually do it in reference of the love Mary felt for her son. It's similar to other Spanish names such as Angustias, Piedad or Amargura.
Everyone associates this name with Dolores Umbridge. You might as well name your daughter Adolf or Osama.
I can't bring myself to enjoy this name very much. Not because it has 'dated' trambled all over it but because it is this name of my most hated character in all of the Harry Potter series; Dolores Umbridge. I'd rather cheer on Lord Voldemort than her.
This is a wonderful name with a pleasing, rhythmic sound. Some names have questionable meanings ("sorrows," "blind," "lame," etc.), but those don't stop them from being beautiful.
The name Dolores was given to 37 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
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.
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.
Actress Dolores Costello (1903-1979).
Also used in Croatia.
Kinda like it, even though it's ugly as hell :/
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.
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.
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.
Terrible meaning and it doesn't sound exactly beautiful either.
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."
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.
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.
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. :)
It's a pretty name if you're pronouncing it "Do-lor-es" and not "Do-Lor-ez".
I have two friends named Dolores. Their nicknames are Dolly and Doky. Dolly spells her nickname Doli, not Dolly but I prefer Dolly.
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.
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 "".
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Many say the name means pain and sorrow and that is certainly part of the meaning but a Latin American friend told me the name is more than that and actually means "compassion". Compassion is a lovely meaning for a name. Too bad there is not more compassion, then there may be less sorrow. As to meanings of names; what does Chrila, Riley and Apple mean?
Stupid spanish name. Reminds me of my depressing old Spanish teacher.
I don't like the name nor any of its nicknames but Loles, perhaps.
Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
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.
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.
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.
My grandmother's name is Dolores. I always have nice thoughts about this name whenever I hear or see it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dolores Price is the main character in the novel She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb.
For some reason, I find this name absolutely hideous.
It means "PAINS" in Spanish.
Sad meaning, but very pretty name!
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.
Dolores Claiborne is a novel by Stephen King, which was adapted into a 1995 film starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Dolores O'Riordan is an Irish singer. She was the lead vocalist for The Cranberries.
In Spanish, dolores is the plural of dolor, which means "pain".
A famous bearer is Dolores Umbridge, the horrible Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher from Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix.
The Latin word that this name comes from is "dolor" which means "sorrows".
Dolores is the full name of the main character of Vladimir Nabokov´s novel "Lolita". Her nicknames are Lo, Lola, Lolita and Dolly.

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