Given Name DORIS

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Δωρις (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: DAWR-is (English), DO-ris (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the ancient Greek name Δωρις (Doris) which meant "Dorian woman". The Dorians were a Greek tribe who occupied the Peloponnese starting in the 12th century BC. In Greek mythology Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many children of Oceanus and Tethys. It began to be used as an English name in the 19th century. A famous bearer is the American actress Doris Day (1924-).
VARIANT: Dorris (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Dory (English)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017