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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dora

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Wiktionary

A diminutive of Dorothy used since early 19th century. Sometimes also short for Theodora or Isidora.

  1. A female given name.

Dora was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Faroese, and German

Notable Persons Named Dora

Dora was born on November 22nd, 1907 in Tours. She died on July 16th, 1997.

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Dora Madison Burge is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Dora was born Dora Madison Burge on October 17th, 1990 in Hutto, Texas, U.S. Dora is also known as Dora Madison.

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Dora Bryan OBE was an actress and hotelier. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to 2006. Dora was given the name Dora May Broadbent on February 7th, 1923 in Parbold, Lancashire, England. She breathed her last breath on July 23rd, 2014.

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Dora Carrington was an artist. Dora was given the name Dora de Houghton Carrington on March 29th, 1893 in Hereford. She passed away on March 11th, 1932.

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Dora was born on November 16th, 1868 in Liverpool. Dora is also known as Amy Helen Dorothy Bolshaw. She left this life on August 5th, 1934.

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Miss was given the name Dora Jessie Shafe on April 17th, 1913 in South Norwood, London, England. She died on April 7th, 2012.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dora

Miki was born on August 11th, 1934. Miki is also known as Da Cat. He breathed his last breath on January 3rd, 2002.

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Sister was born on January 16th, 1832. Sister is also known as Pattison and Dorothy Wyndlow. She passed away on December 24th, 1878.

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Shlomi Dora is an athlete for the Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C. and Hapoel Haifa F.C. Shlomi was born on April 30th, 1974 in Zikhron Ya'akov.

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Josefine Dora was a film actress, stage actress, and actor. Her career lasted from 1913 to 1944. Josefine was born on November 13th, 1867 in Vienna. Josefine is also known as Isidora Emilie Friese. She left this life on May 28th, 1944.

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Erol Dora is a Grand National. Erol was born on February 2nd, 1964 in Hassana near Silopi, Turkey.

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Yossi Dora is a soccer player for the Hapoel Haifa F.C., Hapoel Tzafririm Holon F.C., Bnei Sakhnin F.C., Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C., Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan F.C., Hapoel Petah Tikva F.C., Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C., and Hapoel Acre F.C. Yossi was born on August 25th, 1981 in Zikhron Ya'akov.

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How popular is the baby name Dora in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 530 524 6 #51 girl name
1881 585 585 0 #46 girl name
1882 606 594 12 #51 girl name
1883 649 640 9 #51 girl name
1884 726 720 6 #51 girl name
1885 776 776 0 #49 girl name
1886 827 827 0 #49 girl name
1887 847 842 5 #48 girl name
1888 904 898 6 #55 girl name
1889 891 882 9 #59 girl name
1890 890 883 7 #62 girl name
1891 875 870 5 #58 girl name
1892 960 960 0 #61 girl name
1893 877 877 0 #65 girl name
1894 827 827 0 #69 girl name
1895 884 884 0 #68 girl name
1896 879 874 5 #68 girl name
1897 867 862 5 #69 girl name
1898 938 929 9 #68 girl name
1899 733 717 16 #79 girl name
1900 963 958 5 #79 girl name
1901 768 768 0 #79 girl name
1902 780 780 0 #82 girl name
1903 784 778 6 #81 girl name
1904 794 788 6 #82 girl name
1905 757 757 0 #89 girl name
1906 768 761 7 #91 girl name
1907 792 786 6 #94 girl name
1908 811 806 5 #93 girl name
1909 829 829 0 #95 girl name
1910 838 833 5
1911 888 888 0
1912 1,061 1,061 0
1913 1,192 1,183 9
1914 1,350 1,343 7
1915 1,672 1,666 6
1916 1,736 1,725 11
1917 1,755 1,740 15
1918 1,745 1,738 7
1919 1,845 1,835 10
1920 1,872 1,865 7
1921 2,031 2,026 5
1922 1,818 1,807 11
1923 1,915 1,904 11
1924 2,006 2,000 6
1925 1,952 1,945 7
1926 1,789 1,772 17
1927 1,803 1,789 14
1928 1,655 1,640 15
1929 1,597 1,584 13
1930 1,512 1,499 13
1931 1,371 1,363 8
1932 1,450 1,434 16
1933 1,253 1,242 11
1934 1,263 1,252 11
1935 1,177 1,169 8
1936 1,172 1,163 9
1937 1,093 1,086 7
1938 1,142 1,134 8
1939 1,049 1,044 5
1940 1,048 1,039 9
1941 960 951 9
1942 978 969 9
1943 1,022 1,022 0
1944 923 923 0
1945 882 882 0
1946 948 943 5
1947 1,045 1,039 6
1948 1,030 1,024 6
1949 929 924 5
1950 896 896 0
1951 1,034 1,028 6
1952 934 928 6
1953 925 919 6
1954 905 905 0
1955 908 908 0
1956 993 993 0
1957 962 954 8
1958 866 860 6
1959 902 896 6
1960 936 926 10
1961 871 866 5
1962 841 841 0
1963 852 852 0
1964 882 882 0
1965 724 724 0
1966 663 663 0
1967 603 596 7
1968 554 548 6
1969 525 520 5
1970 534 534 0
1971 478 478 0
1972 456 456 0
1973 386 386 0
1974 392 392 0
1975 412 406 6
1976 405 400 5
1977 296 296 0
1978 302 295 7
1979 293 293 0
1980 301 301 0
1981 284 284 0
1982 273 273 0
1983 238 238 0
1984 239 234 5
1985 232 232 0
1986 196 196 0
1987 210 210 0
1988 215 215 0
1989 195 195 0
1990 192 192 0
1991 194 194 0
1992 197 197 0
1993 166 166 0
1994 162 162 0
1995 166 166 0
1996 172 172 0
1997 169 169 0
1998 143 143 0
1999 163 163 0
2000 127 127 0
2001 164 164 0
2002 163 163 0
2003 167 167 0
2004 165 165 0
2005 154 154 0
2006 138 138 0
2007 99 99 0
2008 90 90 0
2009 100 100 0
2010 80 80 0
2011 85 85 0
2012 92 92 0
2013 77 77 0
2014 88 88 0
2015 101 101 0
2016 109 109 0
2017 98 98 0

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Popularity of Dora as a first name

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Popularity of Dora as a last name

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Common last names for Dora

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Martin
  • White
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Cohen
  • Robinson

Common first names for Dora

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dora U.S.
  White 63.66% 64.26%
  African American 23.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dora

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dora

  • What name lists does Dora rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dora? Dora is the 624th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dora was the 23,943rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 105,818 babies born with the first name Dora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dora to occupy the country of Grenada with an estimated population of 105,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 530 new born babies.
  • When was Dora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dora is Monday, August 13th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Dora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dora was in 1921 with a total of 2,026 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dora!
  • Random Dora Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dora ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 223 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Dora: Your name in reverse order is Arod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rdoa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dora? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,054 people with the last name Dora.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dora? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dora as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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