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What does Doris mean?

Doris /dor-is/ 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.

Associated with: greek, gift, mythology, sea


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

Doris has 5 more relations via Dorian: Darian, Darien, Darion, Doriane and Dorrian.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Doriscey, Dorres, ..

(male) Dorin, Dorissey, ..

How popular is Doris?

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 (#14898 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Doris for girls. Doris reached its apex rank of #8 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1706 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doris name in U.S.

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

Popular alternative forms of Doris (#1706 the previous year) are Dorrie, Dorris, Dorie, Dorian, Darien, Darion, Dori and Darian. These relations of Doris were at the height of their popularity 94 years ago (average #1602) and have become much less conventional since, with versions like Darian becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doris, Darian, Darien, Darion, Dori in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorian, Dorie, Dorrie, Dorris in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Doris is pronounced similarly to Darice. Other suggested similar names are Caris, Chris, Cloris, Cordis, Cris, Damris, Dari, Daria, Delis, Deloris, Dionis, Docia, Docie, Dodi, Dodie, Donia, Dora, Dorae, Dorah, Doran, Dorcas, Dorcie, Dore, Dorea, Dorey, Dorika, Dorina, Dorine, Dorit, Doritt, Dorkas, Dorlisa, Dorma, Doro, Dorria, Dorrit, Dorsie, Dosia, Doxie, Drisy, Drorit, Dylis, Edris, Eris, Floris, Idris, Iris, Karis, Khris, Kloris, Kris, Lois, Loris, Lyris, Maris, Meris, Neris, Paris, Pris and Tris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Doris.