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Gender: F Meaning of Lola: "lady of sorrows" Origin of Lola: Spanish, diminutive of Dolores Lola's Popularity in 2014: #236

A hot starbaby name -- chosen by Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock, Lisa Bonet, Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, Carnie Wilson, and Annie Lennox, and used as the nickname of Madonna's Lourdes -- Lola manages to be sexy without going over the top. Be warned, though: "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets," to quote a song from the show Damn Yankees.

In the past, Lola has been associated with such femmes fatale as the nineteenth century courtesan/dancer Lola Montez (born Elizabeth Rosanna), the Marlene Dietrich character Lola Lola in The Blue Angel and Jean Harlow's in Bombshell. And it's the title of a great Kinks song--L-O-L-A Lola.

Now ranked at Number 236 in the US, Lola is also enjoying mass popularity internationally.

Famous People Named Lola

Loletha Elayne "Lola" Falana, American singer, dancer and actress
Lola Jean Albright, American actress and singer
Lola Glaudini, American actress
(Anna) Lola Pagnani, Italian actress
Rose Emily "Lola" Ridge, Irish-American poet
Lola Montez (born Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert), Irish dancer; mistress of Ludwig I of Bavaria
Lola Cueto (born María Dolores Velázquez Rivas), Mexican painter and puppeteer
Lola Grace (b. 2001), daughter of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Lola Rose (b. 2005), daughter of Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
Lola Sofia Bonfiglio (2005), daughter of Carnie Wilson
Lola Eustace (b. 2005), daughter of Mary Jo Eustace
Lola Ray (b. 2002), daughter of Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth
Lola Simone (b. 2002), daughter of Chris Rock
Lola Iolani Momoa, daughter of Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet

Pop Culture References for the name Lola

Lola, devil's assistant in musical "Damn Yankees" ("Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets')
Lola Martinez, character on TV's "Zoey 101"
Lola Luftnagle, alter ego of Lilly on TV's "Hannah Montana"
Lola Bunny, Looney Tunes character
Lola Pearce, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Lola Cep, character in book/film "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"
Lola Osborne, character in "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
Lola Pratt, "Baby-Talk Lady" in "Seventeen" by Booth Tarkington
Lola, character in Graham Greene's short story "The Innocent"
Lola, character in the animated film "Shark Tale"
Lola Williams, main character in film "LOL"
Lola Sonner, character in British series "Charlie & Lola"
Lola Nolan, character in "Lola and the Boy Next Door" by Stephanie Perkins
Lola, character on TV's "Reign"
Lola Lyon, Jamal's daughter on TV's "Empire"
Lola, hovercapable 1962 Chevrolet Corvette on TV's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Lola Lola, character in Heinrich Mann's "Professor Unrat" and film "Blue Angel"
Lola "The Truck Driver", character in a series of Mexican action films
Lola Lovell, character in 1989 film "The Delinquents"
"Lola," 1981 film and its main character
Dolores "Lola" Santodomingo Valente, main character in Mexican telenovela "Lola, Érase Una Vez"
Lola Limekiller, minor character in the comic strip "Bloom County"
Lola Mbola, character in animated French television series "Robotboy"
Lola, character on Spanish TV series "Lola & Virginia"
Lola Jonze, character on British TV series "Britannia High"
Lola Boa, character in animated series "Brandy and Mr. Whiskers"
Lola Quincey, character in book/film "Atonement"
Lola, character in animated series "CatDog"
Lola, character in animated series "South Park"
Lola Defarge, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
"Lola Versus," 2012 American film and its main character
Lola, showgirl in the song 'Copacabana' by Barry Manilow
"Lola," song by The Kinks about a transvestite
"Run Lola Run", 1998 German film

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