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Origin & Meaning

The name Dora is of Greek , English and Hungarian origin.

The meaning of Dora is "gift of G-d".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2143  in baby name popularity for girls with 88 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Dora Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dora has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dora to other names.


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Related Names

Dora is a diminutive (nickname) of Dorottya.

The name Dorinda is a form of Dora.

Dora has the diminutives (nicknames) Dorita, Dory.

Other Tidbits

Dora falls into the classic name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dora in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dora.

Just for fun, see the name Dora in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Dora in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.