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What does Dory mean?

Dory \d(o)-ry\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Dory) is of French origin, and the meaning of Dory is "gilded". Short form of Dorothy and Isadora.

For more information, see also related girl names Adora, Dora, Doria and Doris.


Dory has 41 related forms via Dorothy, Isadora: Dasha, Dasya, Dodie, Dody, Doe, Doll, Dolley, Dolli, Dollie, Dolly, Doortje, Dora, Doretta, Dori, Dorika, Dorinda, Dorit, Dorita, Doritha, Dorlisa, Doro, Doronit, Dorota, Dorotea, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothee, Dorrit, Dortha, Dorthea, Dorthy, Dosha, Dosya, Dot, Dottey, Dottie, Dotty, Isidora, Tea, Thea and Ysadora.


Dory is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#16971 out of 88799, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Dory and related names. Dorothy (#731 last year), Thea (#776), Dorthy, Dortha, Dottie, Tea, Dosha, Dorothea, Dora, Dolly, Dori, Dorinda, Dorotha, Doris and Dollie are the popular related forms of Dory (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the height of its popularity during the years 1920-1929 and is now significantly less widespread, with versions like Dortha, Dorthy, Dottie, Tea and Dollie falling out of style. Thea (#776) is the most fashionable birth name among these, with this name going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dollie, Dolly, Dora, Dori, Dorinda, Doris, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothy, Dortha in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorthy, Dosha, Dottie, Tea, Thea in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dory is pronounced similarly to Dara, Dari, Darya, Deora, Derry, Dorae, Dorah, Dorea, Doree, Dorey, Dorie, Dorri, Dorry and Doura. Other suggested similar baby names are Cory, Dior, Dore, Dorys, Doxy, Dru, Kory, Lory, Rory and Tory. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dory.