Lola

May 24, 2015 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Diminutive of “Dolores”, meaning “sorrowful”. May also be used (in a roundabout sort of way) as a diminutive of “Dorothy” or “Mary“, through the “Doll” / “Moll” / “Poll” / “Loll” rhyming tradition.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Loleta, Lolette, Lolicia, Lolita, Loll, Lollie, Lolly

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Lola Osborne, Carrie’s friend and fellow actress, in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (published in 1900; set 1889-1890s).

WRITERS:
Lola Anglada (1893-1984), Spanish illustrator and writer.
Lola Ridge (1873-1941), Irish-American anarchist, editor, and poet.
Lola Rodríguez de Tió (1843-1924), Puerto Rican activist and poet.
Lola Lemire Tostevin (b. 1937), French Canadian poet, novelist, and translator.

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