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What does Doris mean?

Doris Pronunciation of Doris [doris] 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.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Dorde, Dorres, ..

(male) Dorde, Dornos, ..

Middle name pairings:
Doris Tatiana (D.T.), ..

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)

Doris reached its apex rank of #8 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Doris are Dorrie, Dorris, Dorie, Dorian, Darien, Darion, Dori and Darian. These relations of Doris were at the height of their popularity 95 years ago (average #1602), but now, versions like Darian have become 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.

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