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Girl Name: Dora

Name: Dora
Pronunciation: \d(o)-ra\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: gift
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Adora, Eudora, Pandora
Sounds Like: Dori, Dara, Deora, Doro, Doura, Tora
Variant forms: Dodee, Dodi, Dodie, Dody, Dorae, Dorah, Doralee, Doraleene, Doralia, Doralice, Doralicia, Doralina, Doralisha, Doralyn, Doralynn, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreen, Doreina, Dorelia, Dorelle, Dorena, Dorene, Doretta, Dorette, Doreyda, Doria, Dorie, Dorina, Dorinda, Dorine, Dorita, Dorlisa, Dorrie, Dory
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 249
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 22328

Description

Dora \d(o)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced DOR-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Dora is "gift". Short form of Dorothy or names like Theodora. Also used as a prefix in blended names. Literary: introduced as an independent name by a character in Charles Dickens's "David Copperfield".

Dora has 36 variant forms: Dodee, Dodi, Dodie, Dody, Dorae, Dorah, Doralee, Doraleene, Doralia, Doralice, Doralicia, Doralina, Doralisha, Doralyn, Doralynn, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreen, Doreina, Dorelia, Dorelle, Dorena, Dorene, Doretta, Dorette, Doreyda, Doria, Dorie, Dorina, Dorinda, Dorine, Dorita, Dorlisa, Dorrie and Dory.

For more information, see also related names Adora, Eudora and Pandora.

Baby names that sound like Dora are Dori, Dara, Deora, Doro, Doura and Tora.

View a list of the 10 names that reference Dora.

Popularity

Dora is a very popular first name for women (#249 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#22328 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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