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  1. Doloresnoun

    A female given name from Spanish.

  2. Etymology: From Spanish Dolores.


  1. Dolores

    Dolores is a song written by Louis Alter and Frank Loesser for the 1941 film Las Vegas Nights and recorded by Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Band. The Dorsey / Sinatra version topped the Billboard charts in 1941 closely followed by Bing Crosby's version with The Merry Macs which reached the No. 2 spot during a 15-week stay in the charts.


  1. Dolores

    The town of Dolores is a Statutory Town in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The population was 936 at the 2010 census. It is one of three incorporated municipalities in the county. Dolores is located at the mouth of the Dolores Valley and the upper reaches of McPhee Reservoir, approximately 40 miles from the Four Corners Monument. Established as a station on the Rio Grande Southern Railroad, it replaced the earlier town, Big Bend, now covered by McPhee Reservoir. McPhee Reservoir is named for a company town founded by New Mexico Lumber Company, that is now covered by the reservoir.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dolores is ranked #17283 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dolores surname appeared 1,638 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Dolores.

    79.4% or 1,302 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    10.8% or 177 total occurrences were Asian.
    7.3% or 120 total occurrences were White.
    1.1% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dolores in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dolores in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dolores in a Sentence

  1. Noel Hogan:

    We wrote them as kids, as a hobby and 30 years later they are on radio and on TV, like all the time... That's far more than any of us ever thought we would have, that would make Dolores really happy because she was very precious about those songs. Her babies, she called them and to have that hopefully long after we're gone... that's all any band can wish for.

  2. Noel Hogan:

    The worry was that we would destroy the legacy of the band by making an album that wasn't up to standard, once we had gone through all the demos that Dolores and I had worked on and decided that we had such a strong album we knew it would be the right thing and the best way that we could honor Dolores.

  3. Terry Schulman:

    Known in the 1920s as ‘Goddess of the Silver Screen,’ Dolores Costello was one-third of the first great family of movie stars, her father, Maurice Costello, was the first screen heartthrob, her sister Helene starred in the first all-talking picture.

  4. Noel Hogan:

    Dolores was so energized by the prospect of making this record and to getting back out on the road to play the songs live.

  5. Noel Hogan:

    When we realized how strong the songs were, that was the deciding factor really... There was no point... trying to ruin the legacy of the band, it was obvious that Dolores wanted this album done because when you hear the album, you hear the songs and how strong they are, and she was very, very excited to get in and record this.

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