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What does Dory mean?

Dory Pronunciation of Dory [do-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.

Related girl names: Adora, Dora, Doria and Doris.

Variations

23 related forms via Dorothy, Isadora: Dasya, Dodie, Dody, Doe, Doll, Dolley, Dolli, Dolly, Dora, Dori, Dorika, Dorit, Dorita, Doro, Dorota, Dorrit, Dortha, Dorthy, Dosha, Dosya, Dot, Dottey and Dotty.

Creative forms:
(female) Tary, Teary, ..

(male) Doby, Doly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dory Carson (D.C.), ..

How popular is Dory?

Dory is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#27802 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Dorothy (#714 last year), Isadora (#1386), Dora (#1966), Dosha, Dot, Dotty, Dorthy, Dodie, Dolly, Dori, Doris, Doll and Dortha are the popular related forms of Dory (unlisted). These forms of Dory were favored as baby names 95 years ago (usage of 7.3%) and are now significantly less conventional, with versions like Dortha going out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dodie, Doll, Dolly, Dora, Dori in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doris, Dorothy, Dortha, Dorthy, Dosha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dot, Dotty, Isadora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dory and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dory is pronounced similarly to Daira, Dara, Darah, Dari, Daria, Darra, Darya, Deora, Derry, Dorae, Dorah, Dorea, Doree, Dorey, Dorie, Dorri, Dorria, Dorrie, Dorry and Doura. Other suggested similar names are Cary, Corry, Cory, Dacy, Daly, Dany, Darb, Darby, Darcy, Daryl, Daryn, Davy, Day, Deryn, Dior, Dobra, Doda, Dodey, Dodi, Dola, Dona, Donny, Donya, Doran, Dorcey, Dore, Doreyn, Dorma, Dorrys, Dorsay, Dorsey, Doryne (see Doreen), Dorys, Doryse (see Doris), Dova, Dove, Doxy, Drora, Dru, Eiry, Flory, Glory, Ivory, Jery, Kary, Korry, Kory, Lorry, Lory, Mary, Norry, Rory, Torry, Tory and Zary. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dory.

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