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.
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 (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names 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.