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Meaning and name origin

Dory \d(o)-ry\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16971 out of 88799, Top 19%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dory and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dorothy (#731), Doris and Dora. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dora, Doris, Dorothy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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