Spanish, diminutive of Dolores
"lady of sorrows"

Lola Origin and Meaning

The name Lola is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "lady of sorrows".

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 feel fun and sassy 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.

Lola is one of the most truly international Spanish name for girls, enjoying mass popularity around the world. It's also one of the hottest girl names starting with L.

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Famous People Named Lola

  • Loletha Elayne "Lola" FalanaAmerican singer, dancer and actress
  • Lola Jean AlbrightAmerican actress and singer
  • Lola GlaudiniAmerican actress
  • (Anna) Lola PagnaniItalian actress
  • Rose Emily "Lola" RidgeIrish,American poet
  • Lola Montez (born Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert)Irish dancer; mistress of Ludwig I of Bavaria
  • Lola Cueto (born Mari­a Dolores Velazquez Rivas)Mexican painter and puppeteer
  • Lola Fruchtmanndaughter of singer Annie Lennox and producer Uri Fruchtmann
  • Lourdes "Lola" Leondaughter of singer Madonna
  • Lola Daisy May Leng Taylordaughter of drummer Roger Taylor of Queen
  • Lola Courbetdaughter of TV presenter Julien Courbet
  • Lola Grace Consuelosdaughter of TV host Kelly Ripa and actor Mark Consuelos
  • Lola Ray Facinellidaughter of actors Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth
  • Lola Simone Rockdaughter of actor/comedian Chris Rock
  • Lola Cahendaughter of singer Zazie and Fabien Cahen
  • Lola St. Johndaughter of actor Kristoff St. John
  • Lola Mabydaughter of actress Stacey Dash and James Maby
  • Lola Reiko Machereydaughter of actress Laurel Holloman and Paul Macherey
  • Lola Carrièredaughter of footballer Éric Carrière
  • Lola Rose Estevez (b. 2005)daughter of actors Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
  • Lola Sofia Bonfiglio (2005)daughter of singer Carnie Wilson
  • Lola Coleano (b. 2005)daughter of actress Lucy Pargeter and footballer Rudi Coleano
  • Lola Eustace (b. 2005)daughter of TV chef Mary Jo Eustace
  • Lola Coleano (b. 2005)daughter of actress Lucy Pargeter and Rudi Coleano
  • Lola Wells (b. 2006)daughter of NFL player Scott Wells
  • Lola Iolani Momoa (b. 2007)daughter of actors Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
  • Lola Commons (b. 2008)stillborn daughter of footballer Kris Commons
  • Lola Tiger Fellner (b. 2008)daughter of model Laura Bailey and Eric Fellner
  • Lola Parker Bowles (b. 2009)daughter of food critic Tom Parker Bowles; granddaughter of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  • Lola Ivy Kowalczyk (b. 2010)daughter of musician Adam Kowalczyk of Live
  • Lola Violet Kerr (b. 2011)daughter of Australian rules footballer Daniel Kerr
  • Lola Wright (b. 2011)daughter of footballer Ian Wright
  • Lola Hogarth (b. 2012)daughter of singer Sarah Nixey and producer Jimmy Hogarth
  • Lola Welsh (b. 2012)daughter of swimmer Matt Welsh
  • Lola Sarkozy (b. 2012)daughter of politician Jean Sarkozy; grandson of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Lola Rose Emma Judd (b. 2016)daughter of McFly drummer Harry Judd
  • Lola Mascheranodaughter of Argentine footballer Javier Masherano
  • Lola Alterio Acostadaughter of Argentine actor Ernesto Alterio and Colombian actress Juana Acosta
  • LolaDrestage name of American actor Laura Dreyfuss
  • Lola Alain Thicke (b. 2019) daughter of Robin Thicke and April Love Geary
  • Lola BlancAmerican singer

Lola in Pop Culture

  • Lola Sonnercharacter in British TV series "Charlie & Lola"
  • Lola Nolancharacter in "Lola and the Boy Next Door" by Stephanie Perkins
  • Loladevil's assistant in musical "Damn Yankees" ("Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets')
  • Lola Martinezcharacter on TV's "Zoey 101"
  • Lola Luftnaglealter ego of Lilly on TV's "Hannah Montana"
  • Lola BunnyLooney Tunes character
  • Lola Pearcecharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Lola Cepcharacter in book/film "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"
  • Lola Osbornecharacter in "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
  • Lola Pratt"Baby,Talk Lady" in "Seventeen" by Booth Tarkington
  • Lolacharacter in Graham Greene's short story "The Innocent"
  • Lolacharacter in the animated film "Shark Tale"
  • Lola Williamsmain character in film "LOL"
  • Lolacharacter on TV's "Reign"
  • Lola LyonJamal's daughter on TV's "Empire"
  • Lolahovercapable 1962 Chevrolet Corvette on TV's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
  • Lola Lolacharacter in Heinrich Mann's "Professor Unrat" and film "Blue Angel"
  • Lola "The Truck Driver"character in a series of Mexican action films
  • Lola Lovellcharacter in 1989 film "The Delinquents"
  • Dolores "Lola" Santodomingo Valentemain character in Mexican telenovela "Lola, Érase Una Vez"
  • Lola Limekillerminor character in the comic strip "Bloom County"
  • Lola Mbolacharacter in animated French television series "Robotboy"
  • Lolacharacter on Spanish TV series "Lola & Virginia"
  • Lola Jonzecharacter on British TV series "Britannia High"
  • Lola Boacharacter in animated series "Brandy and Mr. Whiskers"
  • Lola Quinceycharacter in book/film "Atonement"
  • Lolacharacter in animated series "CatDog"
  • Lolacharacter in animated series "South Park"
  • Lola Defargecharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Lola/Sacha/Sascha/Bridget Evanscharacter in the TV series "extr@"
  • Lolashowgirl in the song 'Copacabana' by Barry Manilow
  • Lola Louda character on animated series "The Loud House"
  • Lola aka Shepardcharacter in the video game "Mass Effect 3"
  • "Lola" 1981 film and its main character
  • "Lola Versus" 2012 American film and its main character
  • "Run Lola Run" 1998 German film
  • "Lola" song by English rock band The Kinks about a transgender woman ("L,O,L,A", parodied by Weird Al Yankovic as "Y,O,D,A")
  • LOLAEnglish Vocaloid
  • "Whatever Lola WantsLola Gets", jazz standard made famous by Damn Yankees
  • Dolores "Lola in Slacks" Hazemain character and "Lolita" in Vladimir Nabokov's eponymous novel
  • "Lola Leave Your Light On"song by American rock band Gov't Mule
  • "Pauvre Lola"song by French singer Serge Gainsbourg
  • "LolaLola" song by Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin
  • "Frank and Lola"song by American songwriter Jimmy Buffett
  • "Lola Stars and Stripes"song by Canadian rock band The Stills
  • LolaAll black female French Bulldog puppy adopted in August 2020 by American Bikini Supermodel
  • Elle Johnsonbased in Park City, Utah, Pics of Lola appear on Elle Johnson's Instagram

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