Dolores Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Dolores
Doe, Dotty, Dolly, Lo, Lola, Lolis, Lolita, Rosie, Rosa
- Meanings and history of the name Dolores
From Latin, meaning "sorrow", in honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary.
- Famous real-life people named Dolores
Dolores del Rio, Mexican actress of Hollywood's Golden Age
- Dolores in song, story & screen
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.'"