Doris: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Doris

Doris

Pronunciation: DOH-ris (key)

Origin of the name Doris:

Derived from the Greek Dōris (Dorian woman). The Dorians were one of the four main tribes of ancient Greece who settled in the mountainous area also known as Doris. The name is borne in Greek mythology by a goddess of the sea.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Dora, Dorrie, Dorris

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Nicknames for Doris: | Edit

Dorrie/Dori, Dora

Meanings and history of the name Doris: | Edit

From a Greek word meaning “bountiful.”

Famous real-life people named Doris: | Edit

Doris Day, American actress
Doris Lessing (Nobel Prize for Literature, 2007)
Doris Roberts, American actress
Doris Duke, American heiress and philanthropist
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winning American author and historian
Doris Dorrie, German filmmaker
Doris Kenyon-American silent film actress

Doris in song, story & screen: | Edit

In Greek mythology, Doris was a sea nymph, the wife of Nereus and mother of the fifty Nereids. Her name represents the bounty of the sea.
"Doris", 1889 opera by Alfred Cellier.
Doris Crockford, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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