Spanish, diminutive of Lola and Dolores, Spanish
"lady of sorrows"

Lolita Origin and Meaning

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

In Nabokov's notorious novel, Lolita is the pet name given by the pedophilic narrator, Humbert Humbert, to his victim: a young girl called Dolores and nicknamed Lola or Lo by her mother. Still, it seems that a few parents are prepared to look past this problematic association, seeing this as a offbeat option for those who defy convention. We would recommend thinking seriously about the background of this name before bestowing it on your daughter.

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Famous People Named Lolita

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  • Lolita FosterAmerican actress
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  • Lolita Lempicka (born Josiane Maryse Pividal)French fashion designer and perfume creator
  • Lolita RitmanisAmerican composer
  • Lolita Shanté Gooden aka Roxanne ShantéAmerican rapper of Roxanne Wars and Juice Crew
  • Lolita de Palma (b. 1991)daughter of director Brian de Palma and producer Gale Ann Hurd
  • Lolita Bell Roche (b. 2008)daughter of actor Shane Richie
  • LolitaLuella McVeigh (b. 2012), daughter of AFL player Jarrad McVeigh

Lolita in Pop Culture

  • "Lolita" novel by Vladimir Nabokov and the nickname given to its title character, Dolores Haze ("I am probably responsible for the odd fact that people don't seem to name their daughters Lolita anymore. I have heard of young female poodles being given that name since 1956, but of no human beings." ,Nabokov)
  • "Long Island Lolita" nickname for American homewrecker and attempted murderer Amy Fisher
  • LolitaJapanese style of clothing
  • "Lolita"song by American singer,songwriter Lana Del Rey
  • "Conchita Marquita Lolita Pepita Rosita Juanita Lopez" popular song written by Jule Styne
  • "Lolita"song by Autralian pop duo The Veronicas
  • "Lolta"popular Muzak (elevator music) tune by Frank Hunter
  • "Lolita"song by American singer,songwriter Suzanne Vega
  • "Lolita Ya Ya"song by Nelson Riddle, used in the Stanley Kubrick film adaption of Nabokov's novel.

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