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.
Dora is a very popular first name for females (#249 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22328 out of 88799, Top 25%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dora for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dorothy (#731), Dorine, Eudora, Dorinda, Doreen, Theodora, Dora and Dorene. (2014 statistics).
Dora is also pronounced similarly to Daira, Dara, Darah, Dari, Daria, Darra, Darya, Deora, Dorey, Dori, Doro, Dorri, Dorria, Dorry and Doura. Other suggested 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.