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What does Pandora mean?

Pandora \p(a)-ndo-ra, pan-dora\ 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.


Variations

Pandora has 6 variants: Dora, Doura, Pandorah, Pandorra, Pandoura and Panndora.


Popularity

Pandora is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2934 out of 4276, Top 69%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Pandora and associated names. Dora is the only prominent variation form of Pandora (#unlisted). Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during 1880-1889 and has become much less since, with the form Dora becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dora in U.S.

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


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Pandra. This name tends to be less commonly used than Pandora.

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