Gender Feminine
Scripts Δωρίς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈdɔɹ.ɪs/(English) /ˈdoː.ʁɪs/(German)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Δωρίς (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 (1924-2019).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDóris(Portuguese)
Same SpellingDóris


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: February 6
Estonia: February 6
Norway: August 7
Poland: August 7
Sweden: February 6


Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from
Entry updated April 5, 2022