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Doris

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465k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Doris

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Do"ris
A genus of nudibranchiate mollusks having a wreath of branchiæ on the back.

Etymology: L. Doris, the daughter of Oceanus, and wife of Nereus, Gr. �

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken
  2. (Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids
Wiktionary

The feminine form of Doric.

  1. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Oceanus, wife of Nereus and mother of fifty sea-nymphs or nereids.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 48 Doris, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name, taken to regular use at the end of the 19th century.
  4. (Britain, slang) One's girl friend, wife or significant other.

From the name of famous film star Doris Day; (Cockney rhyming slang).

    Doris was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Danish, Faroese, German, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Doris

    Doris Day is an actress, singer, and animal rights activist. She has been prominent since 1939. Doris was given the name Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3rd, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

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    Doris Roberts is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1951 to present. Doris was given the name Doris May Green on November 4th, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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    Donna Douglas was an actress, singer, writer, actor, and singing. She was most active from 1956 to 2008. Donna was given the name Doris Ione Smith on September 26th, 1932 in Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, U.S. She died on January 1st, 2015.

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    Doris Duke was a philanthropy, private collection, horticulture, socialite, philanthropist, art collector, and horticulturalist. Doris was born as the child of James Buchanan Duke on November 22nd, 1912 in New York City. She passed away on October 28th, 1993.

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    Doris Lessing was a novel, short story, biography, drama, libretto, and poetry writer. She was most active from 1950 to 2013. Doris was given the name Doris May Tayler on October 22nd, 1919 in Kermanshah. She died on November 17th, 2013.

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    Doris Kearns Goodwin is a historian, author, political commentator, and pundit. She was most active from 1977 to present. Doris was given the name Doris Helen Kearns on January 4th, 1943 in Brooklyn.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Doris

    Doris is a pop music, soul music, funk, and psychedelic music singing. Her career lasted from 1960 to 1970. Doris was given the name Doris Svensson on July 1st, 1947.

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    Bob Doris is a Deputy Convener of the, Health, Sport Committee, and Scottish Parliament. Bob was born on May 11th, 1973 in Vale of Leven, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK.

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    Kirsty Murray is an author. Kirsty was given the name Boyd, Kirstin Doris on November 21st, 1960 in Melbourne, Victoria.

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    Steven Doris is a soccer player for the Stirling Albion F.C., St Johnstone F.C., Montrose F.C., Arbroath F.C., and Dundee F.C. Steven was born on August 9th, 1988 in Perth, Scotland.

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    Stacy Doris was an influential somebody. Stacy was born on May 21st, 1962. She left this life on January 31st, 2012.

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    Pierre Doris was an influential individual. Pierre was born in 1919. He died in 2009.

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    How popular is the baby 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 312 307 5
    1897 354 349 5
    1898 429 429 0
    1899 437 431 6
    1900 562 557 5
    1901 537 530 7
    1902 656 656 0 #93 girl name
    1903 634 629 5 #95 girl name
    1904 745 736 9 #89 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 1,168 1,155 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 4,462 4,429 33 #36 girl name
    1915 6,341 6,292 49 #34 girl name
    1916 7,208 7,161 47 #32 girl name
    1917 7,883 7,819 64 #25 girl name
    1918 9,125 9,061 64 #19 girl name
    1919 9,497 9,434 63 #18 girl name
    1920 11,978 11,892 86 #14 girl name
    1921 13,233 13,152 81 #13 girl name
    1922 13,871 13,798 73 #11 girl name
    1923 14,697 14,610 87 #11 girl name
    1924 15,889 15,785 104 #9 girl name
    1925 16,159 16,075 84 #8 girl name
    1926 16,405 16,298 107 #7 girl name
    1927 16,616 16,509 107 #7 girl name
    1928 16,674 16,570 104 #7 girl name
    1929 16,607 16,498 109 #6 girl name
    1930 15,590 15,466 124 #9 girl name
    1931 13,717 13,622 95 #10 girl name
    1932 13,033 12,910 123 #10 girl name
    1933 12,117 12,021 96 #10 girl name
    1934 11,716 11,623 93 #11 girl name
    1935 10,700 10,606 94 #13 girl name
    1936 9,301 9,221 80 #15 girl name
    1937 8,971 8,880 91 #22 girl name
    1938 8,688 8,605 83 #25 girl name
    1939 7,774 7,684 90 #29 girl name
    1940 7,839 7,765 74 #31 girl name
    1941 7,155 7,077 78 #38 girl name
    1942 7,234 7,177 57 #41 girl name
    1943 7,167 7,127 40 #40 girl name
    1944 6,348 6,323 25 #42 girl name
    1945 5,855 5,821 34 #46 girl name
    1946 6,026 5,986 40 #51 girl name
    1947 6,061 6,027 34 #58 girl name
    1948 5,574 5,547 27 #64 girl name
    1949 5,314 5,283 31 #69 girl name
    1950 5,080 5,055 25 #74 girl name
    1951 5,046 5,016 30 #80 girl name
    1952 4,972 4,952 20 #83 girl name
    1953 4,923 4,900 23 #87 girl name
    1954 4,471 4,456 15 #93 girl name
    1955 4,263 4,245 18
    1956 4,115 4,093 22
    1957 3,745 3,728 17
    1958 3,332 3,312 20
    1959 3,159 3,138 21
    1960 2,920 2,898 22
    1961 2,589 2,572 17
    1962 2,384 2,375 9
    1963 2,135 2,126 9
    1964 1,941 1,932 9
    1965 1,633 1,625 8
    1966 1,432 1,419 13
    1967 1,185 1,177 8
    1968 1,036 1,023 13
    1969 1,052 1,039 13
    1970 868 863 5
    1971 760 751 9
    1972 612 606 6
    1973 484 479 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 93 93 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
    2015 85 85 0
    2016 117 117 0

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    Popularity of Doris as a first name

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    Popularity of Doris as a last name

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    Common last names for Doris

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

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Doris U.S.
      White 76.77% 64.26%
      African American 14.86% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.16% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 6.44% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Doris

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Doris

    • How Popular is the name Doris? Doris is the 138th most popular name of all time. As a last name Doris was the 15,978th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Doris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 464,964 babies born with the first name Doris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Doris to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Doris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
    • When was Doris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Doris is Friday, September 27th, 1822.
    • What year had the most people named Doris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Doris was in 1928 with a total of 16,570 babies. That's a lot of babies named Doris!
    • Random Doris Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Doris ranks 14th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, 130 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1934.
    • Weird things about the name Doris: Your name in reverse order is Sirod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rodis. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Doris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,817 people with the last name Doris.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Doris? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Doris as their last name since less than 1 person in 161k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • 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)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.