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Dory (boy)

What does Dory mean?

Dory Pronunciation of Dory [do-ry] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dory) is a Greek name, and the meaning of the name Dory is "gift of Isis". Dory is a variant form of Isidore (Greek).

Associated with: greek, gift.


4 related forms via Isidore: Dore, Dorian, Issy and Izzy.

Creative forms:
(male) Dery, Doby, ..

(female) Doryl, Dota, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dory Alberto (D.A.), ..

How popular is Dory?

Dory is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#27802 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Dory (unlisted) are Dorian (#563 a year ago) and Isidore. These relations of Dory were at the height of their popularity 2 decades ago and are almost as common today, but with the form Isidore becoming somewhat outmoded. Dorian is the most trendy boy name here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorian, Isidore in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dory is pronounced similarly to Dario, Darro, Darry, Deri, Derry and Duryea. Other suggested similar names are Amory, Amry, Arry, Ary, Avry, Cary, Corry, Cory, Cowry, Dacy, Dahy, Daly, Dar, Darby, Darcy, Dard, Darsy, Dart, Daryl, Daryn, Davy, Day, Derby, Derk, Deryk, Deryl, Dexy, Digory, Dirk, Doan, Dod, Dom, Don, Donn, Donny, Dor, Doram, Doran, Dorli (see Dor), Doron, Dorsey, Doug, Dov, Dow, Dowe, Dray, Dre, Dru, Drury, Dyrk, Emory, Fry, Gary, Gery, Horry, Jary, Jorry, Jory, Korry, Kory, Lary, Lorry, Morry, Orry, Rhory, Rorry, Rory, Torry and Tory. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dory.

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