Dolores: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dolores

Dolores

Pronunciation: də-LOH-ris (key)

Origin of the name Dolores:

Derived from the Spanish dolores (sorrows, aches). The name, bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary, "Maria de los Dolores" (Mary of the Sorrows), makes reference to the seven sorrows of Mary in her relationship with her son.

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A throughly Catholic name given in honor of the Seven Sorrows of Mary or the Mater Dolorosa (Our Sorroful Mother). Dolorosa is the latin variant.

Personal experiences with the name Dolores: | Edit

My name is Dolores Susan and I went by Susie as a child because my grandmother Hazel Grace thought it was an old name in the 30's and Dolores Del Rio was filming a movie in NYC. While in college I had two roommates named Susan, a bit confusing having 3 of us, when they found out my name was Dolores they started calling me that and it became a coming of age name which I proudly use today.

My Mother Joan Elizabeth had 2 girlfriends in grade school named Dolores one Polish and one German and they were both pretty popular blond girls. All born in 1931.

My grandson Zachery (now age 6) could not say Dolores so we shortened it to Lola.

Nicknames for Dolores: | Edit

Dolly, Lola, Lolis, Lolita, Rosie, Rosa

Meanings and history of the name Dolores: | Edit

From Latin, meaning "sorrow", in honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary.

Famous real-life people named Dolores: | Edit

Dolores del Rio, Mexican actress of Hollywood's Golden Age

Dolores in song, story & screen: | Edit

Marilyn Monroe's movie where she is under a huge oak tree playing the ukulele and singing, "I, I, I, Dolores".
Dolores Jane Umbridge, character in Harry Potter
Dolores 'Lolita' Haze, titular character in Lolita
Dolores Rebchuck, character in the film "Grease 2"
Deloris Van Cartier, protagonist of the film "Sister Act", played by Whoopi Goldberg.
Delores is mentioned in Paul Simon's hit song "Slip Slidin' Away": "He said 'Dolores, I live in fear / My love for you's so overpow'ring, I'm afraid that I might disappear.'"

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