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Name Meaning - Dolores

Origin of the name Dolores

Dolores, of Latin origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.

People having the name Dolores are in general originating from France, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America.

For another variant of the name Dolores across the world, see Lola.

Name meaning of Dolores
  • Sorrow
  • Sorrows
Numerology Interpretation
  • Name Number: 7
  • Interpretation: Inner, Thought, Mind, Psychology, Secret, Mystic, Strange, Study, Knowledge, Loneliness, Rest
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History and Related Information

Spanish (now also borne in the English-speaking world, mainly by Roman Catholics): from the Marian title, Maria de los Dolores ‘Mary of Sorrows’, a reference to the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin in Christian belief. The feast of Our Lady's Dolours was established in 1423.
Variants: English: Delores, Deloris.
Cognate: Portuguese: Dores.
Pet forms: Spanish: Lola, Lolita. English: Dolly.

Popularity of the given name

The name Dolores is ranked on the 1,412ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.

We estimate that there are at least 154200 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.006% of the population.

The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:

The name Dolores has seven characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.

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