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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dor
A large European scaraboid beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius), which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also applied to allied American species, as the June bug. Called also dorr dorbeetle, or dorrbeetle dorbug dorrfly, and buzzard clock.

Etymology: Cf. AS. dora drone, locust, D. tor beetle, L. taurus a kind of beetle. Cf. Dormouse

noun Dor
A trick, joke, or deception.

Etymology: Cf. Dor a beetle, and Hum Humbug

verb Dor
To make a fool of; to deceive.
Wiktionary

From Middle English dorre, dore, from Old English dora (“humming insect”), from Proto-Germanic *durô (“bumblebee, humming insect”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer-, *dʰrēn- (“bee, hornet, drone”). Related to Saterland Frisian Doarne (“hornet”), Middle Low German dorne (“bumblebee”), Middle Dutch dorne (“bumblebee”), Dutch dar (“drone”), Old English drān (“drone”). More at drone.

  1. A large European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius, that makes a droning noise while flying.
  2. Any flying insect which makes a loud humming noise, such as the June bug or a bumblebee.

Compare dor (“a beetle”), and hum, humbug.

  1. (obsolete) A trick, joke, or deception.

    dor was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Aromanian, Breton, Cornish, Dutch, Galician, Latin, Lojban, Middle Dutch, Old English, Old Saxon, Portuguese, Rohingya, Romanian, Tolai, and Welsh

    Notable Persons Named Dor

    Dor Micha is a soccer player for the Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., Israel national under-18 football team, Israel national under-19 football team, and Israel national under-21 football team. Dor was born on March 2nd, 1992 in Givatayim.

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    Dor Peretz is a soccer player for the Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., Israel national under-17 football team, and Israel national under-18 football team. Dor was born on May 17th, 1995 in Hod HaSharon.

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    Dor Hugi is a soccer player for the Maccabi Petah Tikva F.C., Hapoel Petah Tikva F.C., Maccabi Haifa F.C., and Israel national under-19 football team. Dor was born on July 10th, 1995 in Bnei Brak.

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    Dor Malul is a soccer player for the Hapoel Haifa F.C., Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., Beerschot AC, Beitar Jerusalem F.C., Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C., Israel national under-17 football team, Israel national under-19 football team, and Israel national under-21 football team. Dor was born on April 30th, 1989 in Rishon LeZion. Dor is also known as דור מלול (Hebrew).

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    Dor was an actress. Dor was given the name Irini Giannatou in 1917 in Patras. She died on March 5th, 2000.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Dor

    She was most prominent from 1953 to 2014. Karin was given the name Kätherose Derr on February 22nd, 1938 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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    Friðrik Dór is a pop music, rhythm, and blues singing and songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2009. Friðrik was given the name Friðrik Dór Jónsson on October 7th, 1988 in Hafnarfjörður.

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    Gil was born on December 12th, 1952 in Holon.

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    Milo was given the name Milutin Doroslovac on March 7th, 1923 in Budapest, Hungary. He passed away on December 5th, 2005.

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    Dor was an actress. Dor was given the name Irini Giannatou in 1917 in Patras. She died on March 5th, 2000.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Dor U.S.
      White 19.32% 64.26%
      African American 71.15% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.57% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.87% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Dor

    People with the last name Dor are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Dor

    • How Popular is the name Dor? Dor is the 65,320th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dor was the 30,477th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Dor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16 babies born with the first name Dor in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Dor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dor is Tuesday, October 12th, 1875.
    • What year had the most people named Dor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dor was in 1995 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Dor: Your name in reverse order is Rod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rod. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Dor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 766 people with the last name Dor.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dor as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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