What does Pandora mean?
Pandora /pan-do-ra/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced pan-DOE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Pandora is "all gifts".
Greek mythology: the first mortal woman Pandora was created beautiful and delightful by the gods, such that every man was attracted to her. She was given charge of a mysterious box and told not to open it. Being curious, she opened the box, and all of humankind's ills flew out, followed by the one counterpart, Hope.
How popular is Pandora?
Pandora is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2934 out of 4276, Top 69%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#132259 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Dora is the only prominent variation form of Pandora (outside Top 1000). Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.95%) and has become much less since, with Dora becoming less trendy. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Pandora and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Pandra. This name tends to be less commonly used than Pandora.