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Meaning and name origin

Pandora \p(a)-ndo-ra, pan-dora\ as a girl's 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.

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


Pandora is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2934 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Pandora and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Dora. (2015 statistics).

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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