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Dora means "generation" in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  2/24/2005
This comes from the Greek word for "gift".
wiswina  5/28/2005
Dora is the name of David Copperfield's first wife in Charles Dickens' classic novel.
tmarie  9/28/2005
Dora Carrington is a famous bearer, actress Emma Thompson played her in the film "Carrington" from 1995.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Dora was dancer Isadora Duncan's birthname.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Dora the Explorer (kids animated character) bears this name.
Milene  3/13/2006
A hispanic girl who explorers with her backpack, her map, and her friend boots. Dora and her friends often end up helping other people on their adventures, while trying to stay away from their arch enemy swiper the fox, who always tries to swipe their stuff.
Akito  5/24/2008
Back in the nineteen-fifties, my mother knew a Jewish woman whose given name was Deborah, but she was always known as Dora.
Anneza  6/1/2006
My grandmother is called Dora and she hates the name so everyone calls her Ilene because she prefers her middle name. Personally I think Dora is very old-fashioned and it is not a very nice name.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2006
After a while, it sort of grows on you, but I always think of someone sickly when I hear Dora.
― Anonymous User  9/3/2006
Dora is the nickname of Nymphadora Tonks-Lupin, a character in the Harry Potter books. Her husband and father both call her by this.
DontDissMadison  7/23/2007
I don't mind this name but I would never use it because of Dora the explorer, though I'm sure my kids would love it. Lol.
mum2bubba  9/7/2007
It's also used in Slovenia as a short form form of Doroteja!
― Anonymous User  12/31/2007
The name is admittedly old-fashioned, but sometimes names that have been unused for decades become popular again, and this could be one of them. I don't see why it couldn't. After all, the name is short, simple, it doesn't have unpleasant sound elements, and it is, in fact, pretty, even if not as pretty as Cora. I simply don't like the fact that it's derived from Theodora and thus Theodore.
slight night shiver  5/21/2008
Couldn't it also be short for Pandora?
― Anonymous User  6/27/2008
I like this name, but it makes me think of that annoying show, "Dora the Explorer".
bananarama  8/19/2008
It'd be wise to wait a few years until 'Dora the Explorer' is long forgotten. Any Dora of the early 2000's will probably be teased. "Swiper, no swiping!"
LittleMissWeekender  3/16/2009
It's sometimes used by Jewish ladies as the everyday equivalent of the Hebrew Dvora (Deborah).
Jonquil  4/21/2009
LOL yeah I've worked with kids for about 7 1/2 years and although this is a cute name, I still can't help but think about Dora the Explorer and her pet monkey traveling around the world and her parents are okay with that.
_0TophasNails_1  5/1/2009
Arthur's little sister's full name is Dora Winnifred Reid, but goes by D.W. most of the time, which is actually pretty cute together. Old-fashioned, but cute.
_0TophasNails_1  5/1/2009
Famous French photographer, model and artist - Henriette Theodora Markovitch known as Dora Maar. She was in a relationship with Pablo Picasso.
Elerrina  8/7/2009
Short form of Doroteja in Croatia, pronounced "DO-rah". [noted -ed]
goricar  11/14/2009
It's actually pronounced "DAW-rah" in Croatian and Serbian. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  12/3/2009
In Croatia, Dorica is a diminutive of Dora.
goricar  1/22/2010
This is my cousin's dog's name! I don't think I would EVER use it on a person!
dizzydoll  7/17/2011
Dora de Houghton Carrington (29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932), known generally as Carrington, was a British painter and decorative artist.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2011
I didn't mind the name, until Dora the Explorer came along.
GibsonGirl  12/31/2011
This name is also used in Dutch and Limburgish. For The Netherlands as a whole, the name is in the top 1000 of all ages.
Lucille  5/25/2012
Dora = WORST... NAME... EVER!
― Anonymous User  7/30/2012
I admit that it is a pretty name, but unfortunately people will associate it with Dora the Explorer. That annoying, overexposed cartoon is everywhere, and a little girl named Dora might get teased for it.
zaki95  9/11/2012
Once your kid grows out of Dora the Explorer (blah) it's not a good name. Dora is boring and awful.
Melys11  1/18/2013
I like the name Dora. For one, it is my own name. The only annoying part is getting teased by that name. Other than that, Dora is a great name.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2013
I think Dora is a kind of cute name, but I can't stand the overly-obnoxious Dora The Explorer. I like Nymphadora Tonks, though. All in all, not including fictional characters, it's a very sweet name.
Strangak  5/23/2013
The name Dora was given to 87 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
I think Dora is a very pretty, charming and old-fashioned name. I could see myself using it.
Alexanna  6/2/2014
Even though I hate the Dora the Explorer association, in my eyes, I see Dora as a very cute, sweet and happy name. It's such an underused name. The name Dora sounds lovely and should be cut the constant slack.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2015
Dora Ratjen participated in the Berlin 1936 Olympics. Was replaced by Gretl Bergmann and Ratjen finished in fourth place. She also won a record which soon was taken away (search up why if you want to know).
Dragostea  5/17/2015
It reminds me too much of Dora the Explorer. There's something else about this name I don't like, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Perhaps the "DOOR" part.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2015
The name Dora was given to 101 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
It's actually a very pretty name, but 'Dora the Explorer' kinda ruined it, lol...
DundiculutNicholas  1/6/2017
I hate this name. Probably because of Dora the Explorer, but the name is disgusting.
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
My great grandma is Dora. I think she was Dora Fern, and she was born way before Dora The Explorer and bore it well. It's a really nice name in my opinion, but I would rather use Fern to honor her.
XironDarkstar  1/12/2018
Dora is Davy's twin sister in Anne of Avonlea.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018

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