Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets—and apparently Lola wanted a jump in popularity. While the “lady of sorrows” meaning isn’t the best, parents (both famous and non-famous) are gravitating towards this exotic-sounding name that began as a nickname for the Spanish Dolores. The name hit its peak in 1919, eventually fell off the charts completely, and has come back in vogue in recent years giving it true vintage status.


  • spanish: Woman of sorrows


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Singer Lola Falana

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Daughter of Chris Rock, Daughter of Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards, Daughter of Jennie Garth, Daughter of Carnie Wilson, Daughter of Annie Lennox