Dora name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Old Greek and Old Norse
Usage: English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Faroese, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya and Telugu
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Dora d(o)-ra
Meaning: Kind, Gift of God, Given by God and Gift and God
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What does Dora mean?

Prominent and Conifer Dora is originated from Old Greek and Old Norse, Dora means "Kind, Gift of God, Given by God or Gift and God" and a gender insensitive name is used particulary in French, Greenlandic, Norwegian, Spanish, Marathi, Malayalam, Finnish, Hindi, Gujarati, English, Kannada, Tamil, Italian, Oriya, Bengali, German, Swedish, Czech, Faroese, Danish and Telugu..

Dora is diminutive of Dorothy. Dorothy is a variant of evergreen, widely accepted and biblical Dorothea. Dorothy is English equivalent of Dorothea. Of Old Greek origin, Customary and Enduring Dorothy, Dorothy means "Gift and God, Gift of God and Gift".

Dora is short version of Dorothea. Dorothea is variant of prevailing and biblical Dorothy. Dorothea is Greek and Latin form of Dorotheus. Of Old Greek origin, Famed and All time favorite Dorothea, Dorothea means "Gift of God, Form of Dorothy and Gift".

Dora is short of Isidora. Isidora is feminine of Isidor. Pleasing and Perpetual Old Greek Isidora, meaning of Isidora is "Doron Which Means Gift, Gift of Isis and Gift of the Goddess Isis".

Dora is abridged form of Theodora. Theodora is feminine version of Theodorus. Theodora means Gift of God and God's Gift is of Old Greek origin. The name is celebrated on February 6.

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How do I pronounce Dora?

The most common way to pronounce two syllabled Dora is d(o)-ra.

Variants of Dora

Theodoros, Theodorus, Doralia, Doris, Doria, Dorian

Names that rhyme with Dora

How popular is the name Dora?

Dora was a popular name in United States. Over 105884 babies have been given the given name in 208 years. At the peak of its usage in 1881, it ranked 46th when 2026 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 208 years. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 50 baby names 4 times Dora is a familiar baby name in France, it has been in use since 1901 and was able to reach the top 400 names.

In 1918, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 333 on girl names chart when 66 babies were given the name Dora. There are over 1928 babies that have been given the name Dora in France.

Dora is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 1000 names. Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 952 on girl names chart when 38 babies were named Dora.

There are over 445 babies that have been given the name Dora in England and Wales. Dora is an uncommon baby name in Switzerland, in use since 1998, peaked in 1998 when it ranked 1000th.

In Belgium, it has been in use since 1997 and peaked in 2007 when it ranked 628th. Over 181 people have been named Dora in Belgium.

Dora is a rare baby name in Ireland and may not be used now.

However things change on global perspective, Dora is extremely popular in Mexico where every 1 in 900 have the name as well as in, Colombia and Argentina. Also the baby name is popular in Peru, Guatemala, Ghana, El Salvador, Germany, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Tanzania, Portugal, Cuba, Nigeria, Paraguay, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mozambique, England, Indonesia, South Africa and India.

According to our findings, over 980000 babies have been named Dora globally.

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Dora in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Dora

People come to you when they need an objective opinion about almost everything, except romance. People don't take you seriously because of your inconsistency. Pressure forces you to get things done fast and you like it. When it comes to love, you are a passionate lover but hard to commit. Wait until you find the right one. You are a stubborn person who's ready for a change. Gaining your trust is a hard thing to accomplish.

Looking for a name like Dora? Please go through the following names

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  •  Nickole - Meaning of Nickole is People of Victory and Female Version of Nicholas has its origin in Old Greek and is used in English is a girl name. Nickole is another transcription of Nicole.
  •  Tiffney - Tiffney's meaning is Manifestation of Divinity, God's Appearance or Epiphany is a gender-neutral name, rooted from Old Greek is used in English and English
  •  Therisa - Meaning of Therisa is Hunter and One who Reaps is a girl name is of Old Greek origin. Therisa is derived from Theresa.
  •  Christofer - Unorthodox Christofers origin is Old Greek is dominantly used in English, Swedish and Danish and is used for baby boys, meaning of Christofer is "He who Holds Christ in his Heart or Carrying Christ"

Sibling Names for Dora

If you've chosen the name Dora for your little one, congratulations! Now, it's time to start thinking about siblings' names. Here are some unique and trendy options that complement the name Dora perfectly. Whether you're looking for classic or modern names, this list has got you covered.

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Famous people named Dora

  • Dora Sigerson Shorter,
  • Dora Pejačević, Croatian composer
  • Dora, pseudonym given by Sigmund Freud to a patient whom he diagnosed with hysteria
  • Dora, retired Portuguese singer
  • Dora Honnywill, British archer
  • Dora Montefiore, English-Australian women's suffragist, socialist
  • Dora Maxwell, early credit union pioneer in New York state
  • Dora Gaitskell, Baroness Gaitskell, British Labour Party politician and wife of Hugh Gaitskell
  • Dora Read Goodale,
  • Dora Ratjen, German athlete
  • Dora Söderberg, Swedish stage actress
  • Dora Billington, English teacher of pottery
  • Dora María Téllez, Nicaraguan historian
  • Dora Alonso, Cuban journalist and writer
  • Dora DuFran, was one of the leading and most successful madams
  • Dora and Cora Webber, are twin sisters
  • Dora Russell, British author
  • Dora Carrington, English painter and decorative artist, remembered
  • Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician
  • Dora Marsden, English suffragette, editor of literary journals
  • Dora Bryan, English actress of stage, film and television
  • Dora Irizarry, Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Dora Gabe, was а Bulgarian Jewish poet
  • Dora Maar, French photographer, painter, and poet
  • Dora d'Istria, Wallachian-born Romantic writer and feminist of Albanian-Romanian descent
  • Dora Gerson, Jewish German cabaret singer and motion picture actress of the silent film era
  • Dora Diamant, is best remembered as the lover of the writer Franz Kafka and the person
  • Dora Doll, German-born French actress
  • Dora Boothby, English female tennis player
  • Dora Gordine, Estonian Jewish Modernist figurative and portraitist sculptor
  • Dora Mavor Moore, Canadian actor
  • Dora Akunyili, Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control of Nigeria
  • Dora Stratou, significant contributor to Greek Folk Dancing and Greek Folk Music
  • Dora van der Groen in Antonia as Actress
  • Dora Cadavid in Love in the Time of Cholera as Actress
  • Dora Clement in The Lady Eve as Actress
  • Dora Kakouratou in Santa Giolanta as Actress
  • Doralynn Mui in Mattress as Actress
  • Dora Mills Adams is famous for her acting in short Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • In 1916 drama, romance flick, Dr. Wake's Patient, Dora Barton portrayed The Countess.
  • Dora Benousilio portrayed leading role of segment: "Tigres à la queue leu leu" in 2015 animation flick Neige et les arbres magiques.
  • In 1921 flick, Susanne Stranzky, Dora Bergner played N.
  • Dora Calindri characterized critical character of Adele in 1980 drama, romance movie Peccati a Venezia.
  • In 1931 drama flick, Regeneración, Dora Ceprano characterized Julieta.
  • Dora Davis played vital character of Caladria in 1935 drama, musical movie El alma de bandoneón.
  • Dora De Winton characterized the leading character of Lady Deadlock in 1918 drama film Jo the Crossing Sweeper.
  • In 1930, Dora Dean portrayed the role of Mary Barnett in musical flick Georgia Rose.
  • Dora Douma played the leading role of N in 1968 adventure and drama movie Kai oi 5 isan kolasmenes.
  • In 1971, Dora Franco characterized the role of N In movie Una tarde, un lunes.
  • In 1922 comedy flick, The Card, Dora Gregory portrayed Mrs. Machin.
  • In 1920, Dora Hrach characterized the role of N in musical flick Wenn die Liebe nicht wär....
  • Dora Kaskanis, from 1994 drama, romance flick Only the Brave, who characterized the Vicki.
  • In 1940, Dora Komar characterized the role of Emmi Krall in musical film Operette.
  • In 1933, Dora Levis characterized the role of N in drama film Side Streets.
  • In 2005, Dora Lipovcan characterized the role of Stela in comedy movie Dva igraca s klupe.
  • In 1969, Dora Brania played the role of N in drama movie Passion Fever.
  • Dora Menichelli portrayed the leading role of N in 1914 film Il complice azzurro.
  • In 2013, Dora Raskin characterized the role of N in horror, sci-fi movie Afterman III: The Global Warming Disaster.
  • In 1969 drama, romance film, Konta sou gnorisa tin agapi, Dora Sitzani played Anna.
  • Dora Tschitorina, from 1914 drama film Nemye svideteli, who characterized the Nastya, his grand-daughter.
  • In 1972 drama, romance movie, Erotikes stigmes, Dora Volanaki portrayed N.
  • Dora Yannakopoulou portrayed significant character of Aleka in 1959 comedy, romance film Psit... koritsia!.
  • In 1959, Dora Kostidou played the role of N in comedy, romance flick San theli i nyfi kai o gabros.
  • In 1982 comedy, drama movie, O Agios Prevezis... kai i papadia, Dora Sofotassiou characterized N.
  • Dora Kaiser, from 1920 film Der Fluch der Vererbung, who characterized N.
  • In 1917, Dora Miramar portrayed the role of N in drama flick Entre Dois Amores.
  • Dora Schlüter characterized main character of N in 1917 drama flick Ahasver, 1. Teil.
  • Dora Kasan characterized critical role of N in 1920 crime, drama movie Das einsame Wrack.

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