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Also Romansh.
Source: "Vornamen in der Schweiz. Prénoms en Suisse. I nomi in Svizzera. Prenoms in Svizra" (1993) published by the Association of Swiss registrars
https://rm.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Michael -- his wife's name
I've never liked this name, and Dora The Explorer just makes it worse!
Dora is an awesome nickname for Isadora which I LOVE that name!
The masculine form of this name is Doron.
Also Bulgarian, spelled Дора : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dora_Rangelova [noted -ed]
Dora is also Slovene, German, Bulgarian, Latvian, and French.

Scripts: Дора (Bulgarian)
For me, this name is burned for a lifetime because of the association to the Concentration Camp "Dora Mittelbau" which is famous for cruelty among the Concentration Camps: It was located in a subterranean mine and the V2 weapons were produced there.
I don’t like Dora The Explorer because she’s ugly, I do hope people who are actually called Dora aren’t ugly too!
Dora is a pretty name but I seriously don’t like Dora The Explorer. People named Dora should still be proud of their name though.
Dora is a super beautiful name and I think only special females will get called this.
Good before the gross children's show started airing. Just go with Theodora.
Don't give your child this name. Imagine if she sees Dora Gets Grounded.
Also Slovene: https://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dora
Also Portuguese, but used as a stand-alone name. [noted -ed]
Dora is so pretty! I used to love Dora the Explorer, too. Fun times.
This will just be a set-up for teasing.
Kind of ugly, and so is anything with Dora in it (Isadora, etc.).
It's a beautiful name that works in many different languages and cultures.
Also Silesian: https://pl.wiktionary.org/wiki/Dora
I like the name, but it's like "Dora The Explorer", like what all of you are saying. No offense to anyone with this name.
Ruined by Dora the Explorer and Diego.
Potential diminutive of Pandora.
In 2018, 83 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Dora who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 775th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Dora Dora Dora the explorer!
Dora is Davy's twin sister in Anne of Avonlea.
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.
I hate this name. Probably because of Dora the Explorer, but the name is disgusting.
It's actually a very pretty name, but 'Dora the Explorer' kinda ruined it, lol...
The name Dora was given to 101 girls born in the US in 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.
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).
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.
I think Dora is a very pretty, charming and old-fashioned name. I could see myself using it.
The name Dora was given to 87 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
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.
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.
Once your kid grows out of Dora the Explorer (blah) it's not a good name. Dora is boring and awful.
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.
Dora = WORST... NAME... EVER!
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.
I didn't mind the name, until Dora the Explorer came along.
Dora de Houghton Carrington (29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932), known generally as Carrington, was a British painter and decorative artist.
This is my cousin's dog's name! I don't think I would EVER use it on a person!
In Croatia, Dorica is a diminutive of Dora.
It's actually pronounced "DAW-rah" in Croatian and Serbian. [noted -ed]
Short form of Doroteja in Croatia, pronounced "DO-rah". [noted -ed]
Famous French photographer, model and artist - Henriette Theodora Markovitch known as Dora Maar. She was in a relationship with Pablo Picasso.
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.
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.
It's sometimes used by Jewish ladies as the everyday equivalent of the Hebrew Dvora (Deborah).
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!"
I like this name, but it makes me think of that annoying show, "Dora the Explorer".
Couldn't it also be short for Pandora?
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.
It's also used in Slovenia as a short form form of Doroteja!
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.
Dora is the nickname of Nymphadora Tonks-Lupin, a character in the Harry Potter books. Her husband and father both call her by this.
After a while, it sort of grows on you, but I always think of someone sickly when I hear Dora.
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.
Back in the nineteen-fifties, my mother knew a Jewish woman whose given name was Deborah, but she was always known as Dora.
Dora the Explorer (kids animated character) bears this name.
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.
Dora was dancer Isadora Duncan's birthname.
Dora Carrington is a famous bearer, actress Emma Thompson played her in the film "Carrington" from 1995.
Dora is the name of David Copperfield's first wife in Charles Dickens' classic novel.
This comes from the Greek word for "gift".
Dora means "generation" in Hebrew.

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