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Dora meaning and name origin
Dora \d(o)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced DOR-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Dora is "gift". Short form of Dorothy or names like Theodora. Also used as a prefix in blended names. Literary: introduced as an independent name by a character in Charles Dickens's "David Copperfield".Dora has 36 variant forms: Dodee, Dodi, Dodie, Dody, Dorae, Dorah, Doralee, Doraleene, Doralia, Doralice, Doralicia, Doralina, Doralisha, Doralyn, Doralynn, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreen, Doreina, Dorelia, Dorelle, Dorena, Dorene, Doretta, Dorette, Doreyda, Doria, Dorie, Dorina, Dorinda, Dorine, Dorita, Dorlisa, Dorrie and Dory.
For more information, see also related names Adora, Eudora and Pandora. Baby names that sound like Dora are Dori, Dara, Deora, Doro, Doura and Tora.
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Popularity of Dora
Dora is a very popular first name for women (#249 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22328 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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