Dolores

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212k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dolores

"Dolores" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Sorrows". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Spanish Dolores.

  1. A female given name.

Dolores was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Dolores

Dolores O'Riordan is an alternative rock, post-grunge, and celtic rock musician. She plays Yodeling. She was most active from 1990 to present. Dolores was given the name Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan on September 6th, 1971 in Limerick, Ireland.

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Dolores del Río was an actress and singer. Her career lasted from 1925 to 1925. Dolores was given the name María de los Dolores Asúnsolo López-Negrete on August 3rd, 1905 in Durango, Mexico. She left this life on April 11th, 1983.

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Jenni Rivera was a singer, songwriter, actress, spokesperson, fashion designer, television producer, and entrepreneur. She holds the title De Contrabando". Her career lasted from 1992 to 2012. Jenni was given the name Dolores Janney Rivera on July 2nd, 1969 in Long Beach, California, U.S. She left this life on December 9th, 2012.

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Dolores Huerta is a labor leader, activist, and trade union. Dolores was given the name Dolores Clara Fernández on April 10th, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico.

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Chita Rivera is an actress, dancer, singer, actor, dance, and singing. She has had major accomplishments since 1950. Chita was given the name Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero on January 23rd, 1933 in Washington, D.C.

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Her ongoing career started in 1963. Dolores was given the name Dolores Hicks on October 20th, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Dolores is also known as Dolores Hicks.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dolores

Dolores was a model. Dolores was given the name Kathleen Rose in 1893 in Wimbledon, England. She died on November 7th, 1975.

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Rui Dolores is a soccer player for the S.C. Beira-Mar, C.D. Feirense, F.C. Paços de Ferreira, US Créteil-Lusitanos, Vitória F.C., Nea Salamis Famagusta FC, F.C. Arouca, Boavista F.C., Académico de Viseu FC, Portugal national under-17 football team, and Portugal national football B team. Rui was born on May 2nd, 1978 in São João de Ver, Portugal.

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Carmen Dolores was a writer. Carmen was given the name Emília Moncorvo Bandeira de Melo in 1852. Carmen is also known as Júlia de Castro and Leonel Sampaio. She breathed her last breath in 1910.

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Delmar was born in 1912. She left this life on February 2nd, 1941.

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Mlita was born in 1890.

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How popular is the baby name Dolores in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 13 13 0
1881 10 10 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 14 14 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 11 11 0
1886 11 11 0
1887 14 14 0
1888 30 30 0
1889 18 18 0
1890 21 21 0
1891 25 25 0
1892 28 28 0
1893 31 31 0
1894 54 54 0
1895 41 41 0
1896 39 39 0
1897 48 48 0
1898 56 56 0
1899 64 64 0
1900 91 91 0
1901 68 68 0
1902 108 108 0
1903 114 114 0
1904 138 138 0
1905 142 142 0
1906 183 183 0
1907 192 192 0
1908 212 212 0
1909 220 220 0
1910 294 294 0
1911 363 363 0
1912 534 522 12
1913 706 706 0
1914 942 934 8
1915 1,285 1,280 5
1916 1,386 1,374 12
1917 1,580 1,562 18
1918 1,851 1,835 16
1919 1,922 1,911 11
1920 2,383 2,365 18
1921 2,573 2,557 16
1922 2,734 2,715 19
1923 3,393 3,370 23 #83 girl name
1924 3,762 3,729 33 #75 girl name
1925 4,177 4,146 31 #64 girl name
1926 5,249 5,218 31 #49 girl name
1927 6,807 6,770 37 #34 girl name
1928 9,662 9,614 48 #20 girl name
1929 11,556 11,502 54 #14 girl name
1930 12,915 12,838 77 #13 girl name
1931 10,855 10,808 47 #14 girl name
1932 9,683 9,630 53 #18 girl name
1933 8,061 8,019 42 #21 girl name
1934 7,731 7,687 44 #26 girl name
1935 7,429 7,373 56 #26 girl name
1936 6,453 6,417 36 #30 girl name
1937 5,606 5,567 39 #37 girl name
1938 4,840 4,807 33 #43 girl name
1939 4,009 3,979 30 #58 girl name
1940 3,629 3,606 23 #67 girl name
1941 4,418 4,384 34 #57 girl name
1942 4,300 4,269 31 #63 girl name
1943 3,716 3,698 18 #74 girl name
1944 3,107 3,078 29 #92 girl name
1945 2,721 2,704 17
1946 3,085 3,064 21
1947 3,092 3,071 21
1948 2,776 2,760 16
1949 2,485 2,464 21
1950 2,250 2,227 23
1951 2,159 2,141 18
1952 2,055 2,044 11
1953 1,998 1,980 18
1954 1,973 1,962 11
1955 1,786 1,781 5
1956 1,668 1,660 8
1957 1,578 1,570 8
1958 1,534 1,524 10
1959 1,434 1,419 15
1960 1,380 1,368 12
1961 1,347 1,339 8
1962 1,283 1,272 11
1963 1,124 1,114 10
1964 1,087 1,081 6
1965 837 828 9
1966 776 771 5
1967 683 678 5
1968 601 595 6
1969 593 586 7
1970 574 564 10
1971 478 478 0
1972 402 397 5
1973 380 372 8
1974 305 305 0
1975 295 290 5
1976 324 324 0
1977 295 295 0
1978 281 281 0
1979 296 290 6
1980 284 279 5
1981 282 282 0
1982 279 279 0
1983 218 218 0
1984 177 177 0
1985 199 199 0
1986 174 174 0
1987 192 192 0
1988 147 147 0
1989 188 182 6
1990 172 172 0
1991 135 135 0
1992 149 144 5
1993 159 159 0
1994 127 127 0
1995 124 124 0
1996 133 133 0
1997 104 104 0
1998 105 105 0
1999 87 87 0
2000 88 88 0
2001 92 92 0
2002 84 84 0
2003 62 62 0
2004 64 64 0
2005 47 47 0
2006 87 87 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 62 62 0
2009 40 40 0
2010 33 33 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 37 37 0
2013 38 38 0
2014 42 42 0
2015 33 33 0
2016 50 50 0

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Popularity of Dolores as a first name

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Popularity of Dolores as a last name

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Common last names for Dolores

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Miller
  • Martinez
  • Brown
  • Hernandez
  • Jones
  • Lopez
  • Gonzalez
  • Perez
  • Anderson
  • Rivera
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Torres
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dolores U.S.
  White 7.33% 64.26%
  African American 0.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 79.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dolores

People with the last name Dolores are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Dolores

  • How Popular is the name Dolores? Dolores is the 347th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dolores was the 17,283rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dolores have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 212,260 babies born with the first name Dolores in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dolores to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dolores? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Dolores first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dolores is Monday, September 2nd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Dolores born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dolores was in 1930 with a total of 12,838 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dolores!
  • Random Dolores Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dolores ranks 57th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 17 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Dolores: Your name in reverse order is Serolod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eorslod. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dolores? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,638 people with the last name Dolores.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dolores? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dolores as their last name since less than 1 person in 179k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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