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Gender: Female Meaning of Lola: "lady of sorrows" Origin of Lola: Spanish, diminutive of Dolores Lola's Popularity in 2018: #239

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 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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Popularity

Rank in US: #239

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Famous People Named Lola

Pop Culture References for the name Lola

Lolla, Lolita, Loela

Comments

MissYellowButterfly Says:

2019-08-12T08:30:04

I've heard it's regional - not across ALL of Argentina/Spanish-speaking countries, but definitely something to consider!

Sapphire Says:

2018-12-28T01:14:36

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

RoseFlower Says:

2018-04-24T00:00:09

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:

2018-02-23T01:57:58

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

KO46 Says:

2018-02-21T15:27:45

love that!

JossieChris Says:

2018-02-21T14:15:56

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:

2018-02-06T14:29:39

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:

2017-10-10T23:36:55

I like it.

Oriana Banana Says:

2017-05-30T23:37:20

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:

2017-05-30T23:34:20

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:

2017-04-20T19:00:20

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

Thepandaprincess223 Says:

2017-04-20T11:50:01

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

Miri Says:

2017-03-08T22:58:00

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

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-28T02:51:27

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

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-28T02:47:05

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:

2016-11-30T19:29:14

Same in Spain.

Irene Fitchell Says:

2016-11-30T19:24:04

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:

2016-11-30T19:09:56

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:

2016-10-17T21:44:28

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

indiefendi2 Says:

2016-10-05T06:21:28

cute together.

Heather Rae Langlois Says:

2016-10-01T03:27:29

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

lohoff Says:

2016-07-08T20:09:11

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

Fluffykitten101 Says:

2016-06-09T20:39:36

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:

2016-03-20T20:04:06

the kinks and lauren child made this a quality name

aaashark12 Says:

2016-03-20T19:58:45

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

Lola Says:

2015-10-26T23:51:39

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:

2015-06-25T11:37:41

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

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-02-03T07:07:39

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

jeanniebear Says:

2014-12-23T03:04:37

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:

2014-11-11T06:47:26

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

jan11th Says:

2014-08-08T04:04:17

Coco & Lola would be the cutest sibset

Guest Says:

2014-07-30T14:22:38

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

justkateann Says:

2014-07-30T10:48:09

This means grandmother in Tagalog.

Amckaig Says:

2014-07-17T20:47:58

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

basilietea Says:

2014-07-17T00:27:11

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

raevynstar Says:

2014-04-02T15:59:30

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