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Meaning and Name Origin

Doris \d(o)-ris\ as a girls' name is pronounced DOR-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Doris is "from Doris; gift". Place name: an area in Greece. Feminine of Dorian. Mythology: a daughter of the sea god Oceanus. Actress Doris Day; writer Doris Lessing.


Doris has 16 variants: Doree, Dori, Doria, Dorian, Dorice, Dorie, Dorisa, Dorita, Dorri, Dorrie, Dorris, Dorry, Dorrys, Dory, Dorys and Doryse.

Doris has 10 more related variations via Dorian: Darian, Dariane, Darien, Darienne, Darion, Darrian, Doriane, Dorianne, Dorienne and Dorrian.


Doris is a very prominent first name for women (#55 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#14926 out of 88799, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Doris for girls. Doris reached its apex rank of #8 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Doris name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Doris outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Doris and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Doris listed in the Top 1000 are Dorris, Dori and Darian. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 and have become much less widespread since, with the versions Dorris, Doris and Darian becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darian, Dori, Doris, Dorris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dorcie, Dorika, Dorit, Dorsie, Drisy and Loris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Doris.