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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 on this name, 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 (#27802 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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). These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4518%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.0329%, down 92.7%), with versions like Dolly, Dorotha, Doris, Dollie and Dora falling out of style. Thea (#776) is the most fashionable birth name among these, with this name going through a rekindling in popularity. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Dory and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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.