What does Doris mean?
Doris /dor-is/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Doris for girls. Doris reached its apex rank of #8 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Doris are Dorris, Dori and Darian. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.3965%) and have become much less widespread since, with the versions Darian, Doris and Dorris becoming less stylish. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Doris and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)