Meaning and Name Origin
Dora \d(o)-ra\ as a girls' 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 variants: 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.
Dora▼ has 45 more alternative forms via Dorothy, Theodora: Dasha, Dasya, Doe, Doll, Dolley, Dolli, Dollie▼, Dolly▼, Doortje, Dori, Dorika, Dorit, Doritha, Doro, Doronit, Dorota, Dorotea, Dorotha▼, Dorothea▼, Dorothee, Dorrit, Dortha▼, Dorthea, Dorthy▼, Dosha, Dosya, Dot, Dottey, Dottie▼, Dotty, Fedora, Feodora, Fyodora, Tea▼, Teddey, Teddie, Tedra, Teodora, Teodory, Thea▲, Theadora, Theda▼, Theo▼, Theodosia▼ and Todora.
Dora is a very popular first name for females (#249 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#22328 out of 88799, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Dora for girls. Dora reached its peak position of #50 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Dora and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Dora rated in the Top 1000 are Dorothy (#731 a year ago), Thea (#776), Tea, Eudora, Dottie, Dosha, Theda, Theodosia, Theodora, Theo, Dorthy, Dortha, Dori, Dorene, Doreen, Dorinda, Dorine, Dollie, Dorothea, Dorotha and Dolly. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1920-1929 and has become much less since, with versions such as Dottie, Dorthy, Tea, Theda and Theodora becoming somewhat outmoded. Thea (#776) is the most fashionable birth name among these, with this name enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Dora▼ is pronounced similarly to Daira, Dara▼, Darah, Dari, Daria▼, Darra, Darya, Deora, Dorey, Dorri, Dorria, Dorry and Doura. Other recommended similar baby names are Bora, Cora▲, Dior, Dobra, Doda, Dola, Dona▼, Doran, Dorma, Dova, Drea, Drora, Dru, Kora▲, Lora▼, Mora, Nora▲, Rora, Tora and Zora▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dora.