Lolita (name)  

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Lolita is a female given name of Spanish origin. It is the diminutive form of Lola, itself a diminutive form of Dolores.

The name was made famous by Vladimir Nabokov's 1955 novel Lolita. Due to its associations with the novel's title character, the name has acquired the meaning of a sexually precocious girl. A UK retail chain was criticised in January 2008 for branding as "Lolita" a bed aimed at young girls.



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