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Meaning of the name DoraMeaning of the name Dora

[ 2 syll. do-ra, dor-a ] The baby girl name Dora is pronounced as DOWRah (English) †. Dora is mainly used in the English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Czech languages. Its language of origin is Old Greek. The name developed in the 19th century from Dorothy, Isidora, Theodora, and other names containing the Old Greek 'doron'. In certain cases, it was used as a Latinate name derived directly from the Greek element. It has been made known by the fictional Dora Spenlow in the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield (1850).

Dora is a short form of the English name Dorothy in the Czech, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages.

Dora is also a short form of the English, German, and Italian name Isidora in the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages.

Dora is also a short form of the English, German, and Greek name Theodora in the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages.

Dora is a widely used name; it has 34 variant forms. Variant forms of Dora include Dorah, Doralia, Doralie, Doralin, Doralisa, Doraly, Doralyn, Doralynn, Doralynne, Doran, Dorana, Dorann, Dorchen, Dorece, Doreen, Dorelia, Dorella, Dorelle, Dorena, Dorette, Dorielle, Dorika, Dorinda (used in Spanish as well), Dorion, Dorla, and Doro. Other English variants include the familiar forms Doretta, Dori (used in Spanish as well), Doria, Dorie, Dorita, Dorrie, Dorry, and Dory. Variant forms share the origin and thus the meaning of the name Dora.

See also the related forms, the name Dorabella and the Romanian, German, Hungarian, and Italian Dorina.

Dora is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1901, 0.302% of baby girls were given the name Dora. It was #79 in rank then. The baby name has markedly fallen in popularity since then, and is today of sporadic use. Out of the family of girl names directly linked to Dora, Dorothy was the most commonly used in 2012.

Baby names that sound like Dora include Dahra, Dahrah, Daira, Dairah, Dara, Darach, Darah, Dari, Darie, Dariell, Daría, Darja, Darra, Darragh, Darrah, Daru, Darue, Darya, Deadra, and Dearie.

† Pronunciation for Dora: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

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