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What does Dorea mean?

Dorea Pronunciation of Dorea [dorea] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and Dorea means "gift". Dorea is a variant form of Dora (Greek): short variation of Dorothy.

Associated with: greek, gift.


Dorea has 7 variants: Dorae, Dorah, Doree, Doria, Dorie, Dorrie and Dory.

21 more different relations via Dora: Dodee, Dodi, Dodie, Dody, Doralee, Doralia, Dore, Doreen, Doreina, Dorelia, Dorelle, Dorena, Dorene, Doretta, Dorette, Doreyda, Dorina, Dorinda, Dorine, Dorita and Dorlisa.

Creative forms:
(female) Dairea, Dodrea, ..

(male) Dorek, Doren, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dorea Julissa (D.J.), ..

How popular is Dorea?

Dorea is an unusual first name for females. Dorea is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Dora (#1966 in 2015), Dorinda, Dorine, Dorrie, Dorie, Doretta, Doreen, Dorene and Dodie are the prominent varying forms of Dorea (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Dorlisa, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Dorea was at its highest during 1880-1889 (median #1781) and has become significantly lower since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dodie, Dora, Doreen, Dorene, Doretta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorie, Dorinda, Dorine, Dorrie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dorea and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dorea is pronounced similarly to Daira, Dara, Darah, Dari, Daria, Darra, Darrah, Darya, Deora, Derry, Dorey, Dori, Doro, Dorri, Dorria, Dorry and Doura. Other recommended names are Adrea, Aurea, Brea, Cerea, Danea, Darda, Darel, Darla, Dea, Deren, Dobra, Docia, Doda, Dodey, Doe, Dola, Dona, Donia, Donna, Donya, Doran, Dorcas, Dorcey, Doreyn, Dorian, Dorika, Doris, Dorisa, Dorit, Dorkas, Dorma, Dorona, Dorota, Dorotea, Dorran, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorsay, Dorsea, Dorsey, Dortha, Dorthea, Dorys, Dosha, Dosia, Dosya, Dova, Dove, Doveva, Drea, Dreda, Drena, Drew, Drora, Glorea, Larea, Romea, Terea and Trea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dorea.

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