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Gender: Female Meaning of Lola: "lady of sorrows" Origin of Lola: Spanish, diminutive of Dolores Lola's Popularity in 2017: #240

The name Lola is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "lady of sorrows". Lola is ranked #240 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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.

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" 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 Mari­a Dolores Velazquez Rivas), Mexican painter and puppeteer
Lola Fruchtmann, daughter of singer Annie Lennox and producer Uri Fruchtmann
Lourdes "Lola" Leon, daughter of singer Madonna
Lola Daisy May Leng Taylor, daughter of drummer Roger Taylor of Queen
Lola Courbet, daughter of TV presenter Julien Courbet
Lola Grace Consuelos, daughter of TV host Kelly Ripa and actor Mark Consuelos
Lola Ray Facinelli, daughter of actors Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth
Lola Simone Rock, daughter of actor/comedian Chris Rock
Lola Cahen, daughter of singer Zazie and Fabien Cahen
Lola St. John, daughter of actor Kristoff St. John
Lola Maby, daughter of actress Stacey Dash and James Maby
Lola Reiko Macherey, daughter of actress Laurel Holloman and Paul Macherey
Lola Carrière, daughter 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 Mascherano, daughter of Argentine footballer Javier Masherano
Lola Alterio Acosta, daughter of Argentine actor Ernesto Alterio and Colombian actress Juana Acosta
LolaDre, stage name of American actor Laura Dreyfuss
Lola Alain Thicke (b. 2019) daughter of Robin Thicke and April Love Geary

Pop Culture References for the name Lola

Lola Sonner, character in British TV series "Charlie & Lola"
Lola Nolan, character in "Lola and the Boy Next Door" by Stephanie Perkins
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, 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"
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/Sacha/Sascha/Bridget Evans, character in the TV series "extr@"
Lola, showgirl in the song 'Copacabana' by Barry Manilow
Lola Loud, a character on animated series "The Loud House"
Lola aka Shepard, character 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 The Kinks about a transgender woman
LOLA, English Vocaloid

Lolla, Lolita, Loela


Sapphire Says:


im pregenant and if its a girl im naming her lola claire rose

RoseFlower Says:


I think this is such a cute name - I want to use it as a middle name for my little girl: Ashton Lola Hart. (Ashie for short)

Violet_Rose Says:


Oh hell no too f***ing close, kids should have their own identities, why curse them with names one 1 letter apart??

KO46 Says:


love that!

JossieChris Says:


We are considering Lola as a nickname for Elowyn. I am Spanish and my daughters all have welsh names so I thought this would be a clever tie in.

Violet_Rose Says:


I never cared for Lola, no offense to the Lolas or mothers of a Lola reading this, I can see the appeal though, it is pretty but to me all I can think of is an overly sexualized grown woman, not a child, to me it sounds like a very sexy name and I'd feel a great aversion to using it for my own child

Daiseymae Says:


I like it.

Oriana Banana Says:


Um, no.
"The name Lola is also common in Africa; in Nigeria, many feminine names are shortened to Lola, such as Temilola, Omolola or Damilola. Lola (Tajik for tulip) is also a feminine name in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. It is derived from the Persian لاله or lâleh."

Oriana Banana Says:


Lola is also the Persian word for tulip. Since my FIL is Persian that's one reason we'd choose this name. Don't understand why some pp decided no alternative meanings besides "sorrow" are allowed. You're not actually the etymology police.

NameLover 11 Says:


this name has grown on me. Lola. It's cute. I can't see it on a teen or adult sadly.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


Oh Lola! It's so sweet and cute! Lola has the perfect balance of cutesy yet professional.

Miri Says:


I love the name...but either it would age really well or it would age really terribly.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lola, Lula and Lulu would make cute names for triplets. Well, if you don't mind "matchy". 😀

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lola is very cute. I'm surprised to learn that it means "lady of sorrows", as I always think of it as a fun name/nickname.

Irene Fitchell Says:


Same in Spain.

Irene Fitchell Says:


Originally, Dolores is a Spanish word name from which the nickname Lola derived (and ultimately became a name in its own right). So all other meanings associated to it (other than the plural for "dolor", aka pain or sorrow) are later "reinterpretations" (or rather fabrication as they're completely arbitrary) of it to make it more appealing.
And we have loads of other names in that category in Spanish (Socorro, Martirio, Remedios, Soledad...).

Irene Fitchell Says:


This came about as a nn for Dolores (literally plural for pain), which in Spain is rather an old lady's name and fairly dated. Then it was made legal to name children with nicknames (Lola, Curro from Francisco, Maite from María Teresa, etc.). So now odds are every 10 girls you know, 9 are Lolas ("lolas" can be used as vulgar for tits, btw). At least that's the case here. The name is so overused and common, you might as well name it Mary.
Still, I think it's a pretty name and that it has some quirk to it though its popularity puts me right off.

sol123 Says:


Lola is slang for "boob" in Argentinian Spanish, not sure if in other Latin American countries means the same?

indiefendi2 Says:


cute together.

Heather Rae Langlois Says:


That's funny my daughters' names are Lola Blue and Scarlette Marie

lohoff Says:


My name is Lola, and strong woman is the most commonly used meaning.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I LOVE the name Lola, but the meaning is slightly depressing, and it is so popular right now :( (where I live) I feel Lola is becoming the next Layla or Lila (both beautiful names though).

aaashark12 Says:


the kinks and lauren child made this a quality name

aaashark12 Says:


charlie and lola and lola by the kinks makes this name ace

Lola Says:


My name is Lola and my only complaint about my name is that you meet a lot of pets named Lola. I personally think it ages well, from a toddler to middle age.(;
The meaning is not only "Lady of Sorrows", it also means "Strong Woman" and "White Shouldered"

GemmaDoll Says:


Lola means Grandmother in Filipino.. with my mother being Filipino I will never ever get over this.

indiefendi2 Says:


I hate the meaning! But I'll always love the name. Very beguiling like Scarlett.

jeanniebear Says:


Lola is a beautiful name!! I think of a gorgeous little dark haired baby when i hear this name. Thats exactly why i wanted this name for my baby girl! BUT I'M HAVING A BOY LOL.

jordalini Says:


This name is really fun, but I think it is too fun for an adult

jan11th Says:


Coco & Lola would be the cutest sibset

Guest Says:


I like this name but it has a seductress image like Delilah to me (except less directly).

justkateann Says:


This means grandmother in Tagalog.

Amckaig Says:


This is my dogs name. And since having a dog named Lola I have come across many others with the same name.

basilietea Says:


I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice, she said "Lola."

raevynstar Says:


Great name, but I know a dog that goes by this.