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Gender Feminine
Scripts Δωρίς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. DAWR-is(English)
DO-ris(German)
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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

VariantDorris(English)
DiminutiveDory(English)
Other Languages & CulturesDóris(Portuguese)
Same SpellingDóris

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

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Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from https://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/publications/.
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