Lola

Pronunciation: lo-hla-h
Origin: Uzbekistan
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Central Asia

The name "Lola" has a feminine origin and comes from the Spanish word "Dolores," which means "sorrows". It is a shortened version of the name Dolores, derived from a Spanish title given to the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, translating to "Our Lady of Sorrows". This biblical name carries the message that understanding the sorrows in life is an essential aspect of living. The name Lola has also been used as a short form of other names, such as Karolina, Carol, and Charlotte. It has even been used as a diminutive of the German name Aloisia and a hypocorism of Lolita, particularly in Russian. Lola is also a feminine name in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan, and is common in Africa, where many feminine names are shortened to Lola, such as Temilola, Omolola, or Damilola. Despite its various associations, the name Lola remains primarily a feminine name with a strong Spanish origin and a biblical message of understanding life's sorrows.

Lola Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Lola is currently #145 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Lola is currently #61 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Lola is currently #142 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Lola is currently #61 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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