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Meaning and name origin

Doris \d(o)-ris\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Doree, Dori, Doria, Dorian, Dorice, Dorie, Dorisa, Dorita, Dorri, Dorrie, Dorris, Dorry, Dorrys, Dory, Dorys and Doryse.


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Doris for girls. Doris reached its highest rank of #8 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 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 its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dorris, Doris and Dori. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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.