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465k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Doris

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Sea
  • #138 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the name "Doris" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 9 9 0
1881 10 10 0
1882 16 16 0
1883 21 21 0
1884 23 23 0
1885 30 30 0
1886 28 28 0
1887 38 38 0
1888 55 55 0
1889 60 60 0
1890 87 87 0
1891 86 86 0
1892 139 134 5
1893 134 134 0
1894 187 187 0
1895 198 198 0
1896 313 308 5
1897 354 349 5
1898 429 429 0
1899 437 431 6
1900 562 557 5
1901 538 531 7
1902 656 656 0 #93 girl name
1903 634 629 5 #95 girl name
1904 745 736 9 #88 girl name
1905 812 812 0 #83 girl name
1906 864 856 8 #83 girl name
1907 1,033 1,023 10 #76 girl name
1908 1,169 1,156 13 #70 girl name
1909 1,308 1,298 10 #64 girl name
1910 1,548 1,536 12 #64 girl name
1911 1,832 1,812 20 #56 girl name
1912 2,677 2,657 20 #48 girl name
1913 3,075 3,049 26 #44 girl name
1914 4,461 4,428 33 #36 girl name
1915 6,341 6,292 49 #34 girl name
1916 7,207 7,160 47 #32 girl name
1917 7,883 7,819 64 #25 girl name
1918 9,125 9,061 64 #19 girl name
1919 9,495 9,432 63 #18 girl name
1920 11,979 11,893 86 #14 girl name
1921 13,234 13,153 81 #13 girl name
1922 13,868 13,795 73 #11 girl name
1923 14,697 14,610 87 #11 girl name
1924 15,889 15,785 104 #9 girl name
1925 16,158 16,074 84 #8 girl name
1926 16,405 16,298 107 #7 girl name
1927 16,621 16,514 107 #7 girl name
1928 16,668 16,564 104 #7 girl name
1929 16,604 16,495 109 #6 girl name
1930 15,586 15,462 124 #9 girl name
1931 13,716 13,621 95 #10 girl name
1932 13,031 12,908 123 #10 girl name
1933 12,120 12,024 96 #10 girl name
1934 11,716 11,623 93 #11 girl name
1935 10,697 10,603 94 #13 girl name
1936 9,298 9,218 80 #15 girl name
1937 8,972 8,881 91 #22 girl name
1938 8,686 8,603 83 #25 girl name
1939 7,773 7,683 90 #29 girl name
1940 7,839 7,765 74 #31 girl name
1941 7,155 7,077 78 #38 girl name
1942 7,231 7,175 56 #41 girl name
1943 7,168 7,128 40 #40 girl name
1944 6,347 6,322 25 #42 girl name
1945 5,856 5,822 34 #46 girl name
1946 6,027 5,987 40 #51 girl name
1947 6,063 6,029 34 #58 girl name
1948 5,574 5,547 27 #64 girl name
1949 5,313 5,282 31 #69 girl name
1950 5,081 5,056 25 #74 girl name
1951 5,044 5,014 30 #80 girl name
1952 4,971 4,952 19 #83 girl name
1953 4,925 4,901 24 #87 girl name
1954 4,469 4,454 15 #93 girl name
1955 4,258 4,240 18
1956 4,114 4,092 22
1957 3,748 3,731 17
1958 3,331 3,311 20
1959 3,160 3,139 21
1960 2,921 2,899 22
1961 2,587 2,570 17
1962 2,386 2,377 9
1963 2,134 2,125 9
1964 1,942 1,933 9
1965 1,632 1,624 8
1966 1,432 1,419 13
1967 1,184 1,176 8
1968 1,036 1,023 13
1969 1,053 1,040 13
1970 868 863 5
1971 760 751 9
1972 612 606 6
1973 485 480 5
1974 462 456 6
1975 384 384 0
1976 352 352 0
1977 344 339 5
1978 337 331 6
1979 285 285 0
1980 304 297 7
1981 271 271 0
1982 272 272 0
1983 253 248 5
1984 244 244 0
1985 264 264 0
1986 216 211 5
1987 234 227 7
1988 225 225 0
1989 213 207 6
1990 230 230 0
1991 214 214 0
1992 225 225 0
1993 179 179 0
1994 169 169 0
1995 145 145 0
1996 128 128 0
1997 118 118 0
1998 121 121 0
1999 116 116 0
2000 105 105 0
2001 108 108 0
2002 91 91 0
2003 90 90 0
2004 101 101 0
2005 92 92 0
2006 89 89 0
2007 92 92 0
2008 94 94 0
2009 81 81 0
2010 67 67 0
2011 75 75 0
2012 102 102 0
2013 81 81 0
2014 122 122 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Doris? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 464,738 babies born with the name Doris in the United States. That's more than enough Doris to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Doris" was in 1928 with a total of 16,564 babies. (That's a lot of baby Doris)

According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Doris" ranks #5 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 464 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1931. Across the entire United States a total of 13,716 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Doris popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Doris in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Doris" mean? The list below shows the origins of Doris as well as things modernly associated with the name Doris such as celebrities named Doris.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Doris

The name "Doris" is of Greek origin, and it means "Sea". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Doris Day

Doris Day is an actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Doris was born in 1924 as Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

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Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas is an actress, singer, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1956 to 2008. Donna was born in 1933 as Doris Smith in Pride, Louisiana, United States.

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Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1951 to present. Doris was born in 1930 as Doris May Green in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Doris Wishman

Doris Wishman is a director, producer, and writer. Doris was born in 1912 in New York City, United States.

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Doris Baaten

Doris was born in 1956.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

Your name in reverse order is "Sirod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Drios". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Doris born Nov 19, 2014

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 1025. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Doris

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