Lola means “sorrow”? How could that be? Lola is such a fun, joyous name. TV talk show host Kelly Ripa and comedian Chris Rock even have kids named Lola. But its etymology makes sense when you realize that Lola is a diminutive form of the name Dolores, which translates to “sorrow.” American parents are wisely ignoring its meaning and giving this charming name to their precious little ones. Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.

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