I actually like this name. Bold and strong sounding.
Doris is a very lovely dated name!
Doris Gardner is a main character in the series American Horror Story: Red Tide. She is an interior designer, and moves along with her husband and daughter to Provincetown, Massachusetts. She is portrayed by Lily Rabe.
One of my favorites, it's gorgeous. I love how uncommon it is. I like the s ending too because there aren't many girl's names ending in s. I'll take Doris Vivian, please. Now, as these comments have proven, like all names, Doris isn't for everyone. If you're looking for a substitute, how about Damaris?
I certainly can't help but imagine a nice old lady when I think of the name Doris, but I don't see it as ugly. Not so bad, you would have to get used to hearing the name more often. It gives me the feeling that the Doris' are disappearing. Perhaps today it's not a name very taken into account for parents but you already know what happens with all vintage names: sooner or later they end up reappearing. Maybe in a few years we will see a bunch of girls named Doris running around.
Didi, Dot, Rissy and Rissa could work as nicknames for Doris.
In the 1999 anime series 'D4 Princess' and related media, the main character is named Doris Rurido/ Rurido Doris (瑠璃堂どりす).
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Not a huge fan... it’s better than that hideous name Dorcas though.
Doris the Lunch Lady from The Simpsons!
Don't even think about giving this wretched old lady name to a poor innocent baby! Even a pet deserves a better name than this.
Spelled as Dóris (pron. DAW-ṙees) in Portuguese. [noted -ed]
I didn't like my name at first. But in high school when I took Latin and learned the Greek mythology behind the name Doris was sea goddess, I grew to love my name. I was named after my mother. There are two famous people I admire with the name Doris; they are Doris Day (originally Doris Kappelhoff) and the writer Doris Kearns Goodwin who received a Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995 for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. So I'm proud to carry the name Doris. I've had it for 73 years!
Painfully old fashioned.
A very underused name today, lovely and sweet. If you like Doris, you should name your daughter Doris, because then she will be the only one among so many Emmas, Avas, and Mias.
Under Diminutive, add Dodie.
Given that Dorian is speculated to have essentially the same meaning, it seems reasonable to include it as a masculine form of Doris.
My name is Doris. I hated it growing up because it was so rare and people would ask me if my real name was Dorothy. I have only met two people with my name. My Aunt whom I was named after and a girl in school who was a year or two behind me. My husband says he likes my name, thank god, but I would have changed it if I could. My Aunt whom I was named after was killed by her husband so changing my name would have hurt my family. I don't think it is a terrible name, just boring. That's my opinion living with it for 42 years. My name only became interesting when I married my husband because now they forget the first name and ask if I am related to Dolly Parton. My husband is related to her so now it's all about the last name. Lol.
Doris Okada Matsui is the U.S. Representative for California's 6th congressional district. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, numbered as the 5th District from 2005 to 2013 consists of the city of Sacramento and the surrounding area. Following the death on January 1, 2005 of her husband, Bob Matsui, she was elected as his replacement in a special election on March 8, 2005, and took the oath on March 10, 2005.
The name Doris was given to 85 girls born in the US in 2015.
Actress Doris Roberts has passed away today ); (Noooooo!) She was 90 years old and will probably be best remembered as her character of Marie Barone on the hit TV series, Everybody Loves Raymond. R.I. P Doris\Marie.
Doris Yeh, (Born in Taipei, Taiwan) bassist of Taiwanese metal band Chthonic.
Your Greek translation and spelling of DORIS is wrong in that 2 letters are wrong. I am a graduate in Classic Languages specialising in both Latin and Ancient Greek the modern Greek letters vary only slightly however this does not excuse the error. In ancient Greek the letter "O" has two sounds a hard short "o" as in "Bottle" represented by the letter omicron which is an "o" same as English it is the letter following the sequence MEW NEW XEE before PYE ROE SIGMA you spelled Doris with an omega this is the long soft as in "Bow" sounding variant of the letter "o" it is the last letter of the ancient Greek Alphabet and is similar to a lower case "w" in English. Finally the final letter of Doris is sigma this letter you have used is neither of the formal styles for sigma in Ancient Greek if an "s" is required in a word anywhere other than the last letter it is similar to an "0" but with a little tail on the top right hand side of the "o" like an upside down "Q" if a sigma is the last letter it is virtually same as the English "s" the only subtle difference is that the bottom tail is longer than a standard "s" and drops beneath the normal letter line.
[Ancient Greek Doris is spelled with omega -ed]
The name Doris is still in use, though rare. It was given to 100 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Ultimately comes from Doros, legendary ancestor of the Dorians, whose name is related to doro/δώρο (gift).
In Rome there's a tombstone plaque in Latin from Ancient Rome memorialising a seven-year-old girl called Doris who died in a fire.
I didn't realise before that the name was used in Ancient Rome (maybe she was of Greek heritage).
I think Doris is rather a nice name and would like to see it make a comeback.
Old ladies were little girls once!
Also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
I have a soft spot for this name because it's the name of my late great-aunt. She was such a sweet woman. I think this name is a lot better then all of the modern names today. And I love the meaning.
This name is so old.
Doris is the Greek goddess of the sea's bounty.
Doris Eaton Travis (1904-2010) was an actress, Broadway performer, and Ziegfield girl.
"Doris" was Jamie Lee Curtis's character's code name in the movie "True Lies" (Arnold Schwarzenegger's code name was "Boris").
In the Netherlands Doris is more a boys name than the name of a girl.
I like the name Doris, people call it old-fashioned, but I have a 12 year old cousin called Doris.
Apart from maybe Iris, Beatrice, and Bellatrix, I don't usually like names that end in the 's' sound, and this name is admittedly old-fashioned, but I do think the name is pretty. On the other hand, it sounds very girly to me, and by ''girly'', I don't mean ''like the name of a little girl or a teenager'', but rather an ultra-feminine name. Not that there's anything wrong with being feminine, but the image that comes to mind is a woman who always wears dresses and has curly hair and a pretty face, and who only takes interest in traditionally feminine activities. It sounds like the name of a woman who embodies the sexist idea of the ideal woman of the 1950s, quite frankly, and is desperately in need of reclaiming. Maybe this will be popular with more progressive generations one day. Sometimes names are ''resurrected'' like that.
A famous bearer is American actress Doris Roberts (born November 4, 1925 or 1930). She is well-known for her role as Marie Barone on the sitcom 'Everybody Loves Raymond', winning 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She is also well-known for roles on TV series 'St. Elsewhere', 'Perfect Strangers', and 'Remington Steele'.
Doris is a lovely, timeless name, not so far off from Doreen or Dora, for those of you who think it too old-fashioned. I like that Doris is a short, no-frills name, and I wouldn't hesitate to bestow it on a daughter. The name given should be one that will be suitable for her entire life, and this is a good choice, and for a young person these days, it's unique without being just silly, as some of the newly thought-up names tend to be.
Sounds like an old lady to me. Not a very nice name for a child!
I agree. It's in the same category as Ethel, Eunice, Bertha, and grandad names like Bertram and Wilfred.
I'm pretty sure Doris was a sea nymph, not a goddess. [noted -ed]
Also used in Slovenia. (feminine)
This was the name of the evil robotic hat in the movie Meet the Robinsons.
This name is unique but it's still not very pretty.
In British rhyming slang, Doris is a mild insult on a par with 'pansy' (from Doris Day meaning gay).
Even if it was popular once, it was never an elegant name.
I always thought that Doris meant the "same as Gold." D'or meaning gold, -is being the ending that means the same as or similar.
It's strange how this once-popular name is now extremely rare. Maybe it will come back someday. I think it has a nice sound to it.
I think Doris is very nice.
A famous bearer is actress/singer Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff on April 3, 1924.) She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1959 for "Pillow Talk".
My grandmother's name, but too old-fashioned for me.

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