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)
USER SUBMISSION: Dóris

Categories

actresses, American Horror Story characters, authors, currently out of the US top 1000, Greek mythology, House of Cards US characters, mythology, nymphs, ocean, poets, singers, storms, top 10 in the US, trendy, water
Entry updated December 8, 2017