Lolita is a beautiful name with international flair, though it lacks in popularity in modern times. It is an upbeat alternative to the more stoic Dolores that it comes from, however. As of 2021, it is a top 9,000 name at rank 8,326.

Meaning of the name Lolita:

Spanish: sorrows

Origin of the name Lolita:

Lolita is a diminutive for the baby name Lola. Lola was a nickname, however, of Dolores. Dolores came from the Spanish name for Jesus' mother, “Maria de Los Dolores.” Dolores spread to English-speaking countries in the 1800s, taking with it both Lola and Lolita. It came to America in the early twentieth century.

Symbolism of the name Lolita:

The baby name Lolita means “sorrows” because of its association with Lola and Dolores. Remember, “Maria de Los Dolores” was the name of the mother of Jesus in the Spanish Catholic father. This title translated to “Mary of Sorrows.”

Style of the name Lolita:


Gender of the name Lolita:

Lolita is an international name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Lolita:


Number of syllables in the name Lolita:


Emotion evoked from the name Lolita:

Lolita feels international and youthful. It is an informal name with some delicacy.

Alternative spellings for the name Lolita:

  • Lollita
  • Lolyta
  • Lollyta

Nicknames for the name Lolita:

  • Lita
  • Lo
  • Lolo
  • Loli
  • Lolly
  • Lottie 
  • Ita

Popularity of the name Lolita:

Lolita was on and off the top 1,000 list in America until 1973 when it ranked as number 851. Lolita did best as a top 500 option for one year. It was number 468 in 1963.

Related names for the name Lolita:

Great middle names for Lolita and their meanings:

  • Carmen (our lady of Carmel)
  • Tatiana (fairy queen)
  • Marie (star of the sea)
  • Mariella (star of the sea)
  • Paola (small, humble)
  • Edith (riches, blessed)
  • Sylvie (spirit of the wood)
  • Isabel (God is my oath)

Famous people with the name Lolita:

  • Lolita Chakrabarti (actress, “Vigil”)
  • Lolita Davidovich (actress, “Blaze”)
  • Lolita Files (novelist)
  • Lolita Foster (actress, “All We Had”)
  • Lolita Sechan (comics writer)
  • Lolita Lebron (activist)
  • Lolita Ritmanis (composer)

Lolitas in popular culture:

  • “Lolita” (title of novel by Vladimir Nabokov)
  • “Lolita” (title of song of Lana Del Ray)