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Updated February 28, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : Sorrows; Free woman; Warrior 

What Does Lola Mean and Stand For?

The name Lola comes from the Spanish name Dolores, meaning "lady of sorrows." 


Syllables: 2

Girl name variations

How Popular Is The Name Lola

Famous people who gave their babies this name

What Does the Name Lola Mean? 

Lola is a girls' name of Spanish origin, meaning "sorrows." It is a diminutive of Dolores that is now a popular standalone name. Lola can also mean "free woman" and "warrior," as a diminutive of Karola and Carlotta. 

How Popular is the Name Lola? 

Lola is the #260 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. The name Lola has held a steady spot in the mid-200s since first appearing on the charts in 2002. However, it ranks #6 on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Lola was at its peak popularity in July 2021. 

Popularity of the Name Lola in the United States

Lola was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Louisiana
  • Nevada
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • Minnesota

Famous People Named Lola and Lola in Pop Culture 

Famous Lola's include actresses Lola Falana, Lola Albright, and Lola Glaudini. 

Lola is a popular name for celebrity babies, chosen by Chris Rock, Lisa Bonet, Charlie Sheen, Annie Lennox, Kelly Ripa, and even Madonna. 

In pop culture and entertainment, Lola is a popular character name. The name Lola features in the TV series Zoey 101, Hannah Montana, Charlie & Lola, and Looney Tunes

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