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A common diminutive is Sol and rarely Sole.
Felie  5/1/2019
Not a fan.
kayisforkeen  10/10/2018
Soledad Rendón Bueno, better known by her stage names Soledad Miranda or Susann Korda, was an actress and pop singer who was born in Seville, Spain. She frequently starred in the films of Jess Franco, such as Count Dracula and Vampyros Lesbos, appearing in six films for him in 1970 alone. She also released numerous Spanish-language pop songs throughout the mid-sixties. She died in a car accident on a Lisbon highway at age 27, just as her film career was on the verge of taking off.
cutenose  1/27/2017
I think it's very pretty, but a little sad. I don't think I would want to name my daughter "loneliness". Although it's not as sad as Dolores - Sorrows.
toxi  4/10/2014
This is my mom's name (she's Mexican) and it's pronounced like it's spelled. Like so-leh-dad.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
"Our Lady of Solitude", or Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, refers to the "solitude" of the Virgin Mary while her son Jesus was in the tomb between his crucifixion and resurrection. The Name Day for girls named Soledad or Maria de la Soledad is Holy Saturday (the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday), which falls on a different date every year.
Nom de Plume  9/27/2011
Sometimes the name Marisol is used as a nickname for Maria de la Soledad.
Nom de Plume  9/27/2011
One of the California Missions is Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. The town of Soledad, California is named after it.
Nom de Plume  9/27/2011
I kinda like it, it's a name you never seem to hear. It was also used in several Pokemon episodes.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2011
An ugly manly name. Very harsh sounding. NOT suitable for girls.
yohevid  9/26/2008
In European Spanish c, z plus e, i, sound like th. S always sounds like s so there's no way Soledad would be pronounced 'tho-leh-dath". The d at the end of a word always sounds like d, the th sound at this position is vulgar.
maria_martillo  9/29/2007
I agree, the S in Soledad is not pronounced like ce/ci in European Spanish (I'm not sure about American Spanish).
rachypiesheepbaa  1/25/2009
As far as I know, the Spanish "lisp" is with cetain combinations of "c" and "z" (like "ci", "za", etc.), not with the "d". Granted, I could be wrong.

If so, the lisp would not mess with the pronunciation of this name.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2007
I thought Spanish 'd's were always pronounced like 'th' between two vowels? I think that's what I learned in Spanish class, and we were learning American rather than European Spanish. I also remember something about the d at the end, but I cannot be sure.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2007
As a Spanish speaker in the Southwest U.S., the pronunciation given (so-le-DHAHD) is how I pronounce it and how I've heard it pronounced in Spanish.
DanielAndres  2/5/2007
María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien, journalist for CNN, is known as Soledad O'Brien.
Laurea  8/20/2006
If it's Spanish it's likely pronounced Sol-u-dath, like ciudad (city) is pronounced see-oo-dath. Also possible are sol-oo-dath and thol-oo-dath - the Spanish 'lithp' (lisp) being evident there in both words.
RubyTuesday  3/3/2005
There's no "lisp", as if it was a pronunciation mistake or something. Th is the natural sound of z, c, in Spanish.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2007
The lisp occurs in European Spanish. I've been learning American Spanish for years, and have traveled in Guatemala and Costa Rica, and have not heard the lisp. Perhaps you learned it so that your education would be "well rounded" or perhaps your teacher was simply from Spain?
earthnut  6/30/2007
I agree with the first person, although that pronunciation would likely be only in Southern Spain.
arrowhead909  3/28/2007

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