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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dorris

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Alt. Meaning

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for respect, earned through your actions

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Notable Persons Named Dorris

Dorris Alexander "Dee" Brown was a librarian, historian, and author. Dorris was born on February 29th, 1908 in Alberta, Louisiana, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 12th, 2002.

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Dorris Bowdon was an actor. She was most active from 1938 to 1943. Dorris was born on December 27th, 1914 in Coldwater, Mississippi. She left this life on August 9th, 2005.

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Dorris was born in 1933. She breathed her last breath on March 3rd, 2005.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dorris

Michael Dorris was a writer. Michael was given the name Michael Anthony Dorris on January 30th, 1945 in Louisville, Kentucky, US. He left this life on April 10th, 1997.

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Andy Dorris is an athlete for the Arizona Cardinals. Andy was born on August 11th, 1951 in Bellaire, Ohio.

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Anita Dorris was an actor, film, actress, and motion pictures. She was most active from 1926 to 1931. Anita was born on December 21st, 1903 in Lübeck. She left this life on December 24th, 1993.

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George was born on August 3rd, 1930.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1888 6 6 0
1890 5 5 0
1891 5 5 0
1892 5 5 0
1894 7 7 0
1896 17 17 0
1897 20 14 6
1898 21 16 5
1899 15 15 0
1900 19 19 0
1901 23 23 0
1902 36 36 0
1903 17 17 0
1904 23 23 0
1905 28 28 0
1906 31 31 0
1907 35 30 5
1908 29 24 5
1909 51 44 7
1910 57 49 8
1911 63 58 5
1912 72 55 17
1913 99 77 22
1914 126 101 25
1915 180 143 37
1916 196 159 37
1917 232 187 45
1918 206 164 42
1919 245 203 42
1920 266 222 44
1921 300 254 46
1922 307 249 58
1923 346 290 56
1924 354 304 50
1925 353 302 51
1926 351 297 54
1927 315 273 42
1928 272 234 38
1929 263 230 33
1930 277 237 40
1931 221 178 43
1932 226 183 43
1933 178 137 41
1934 196 153 43
1935 184 146 38
1936 156 118 38
1937 176 123 53
1938 165 122 43
1939 156 113 43
1940 122 95 27
1941 122 95 27
1942 114 81 33
1943 141 106 35
1944 102 81 21
1945 82 59 23
1946 119 87 32
1947 111 87 24
1948 112 88 24
1949 84 66 18
1950 83 63 20
1951 74 60 14
1952 81 67 14
1953 68 55 13
1954 59 48 11
1955 57 50 7
1956 44 30 14
1957 54 42 12
1958 46 33 13
1959 52 46 6
1960 48 36 12
1961 32 25 7
1962 36 28 8
1963 34 28 6
1964 22 17 5
1965 24 16 8
1966 24 17 7
1967 15 10 5
1968 17 17 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 19 12 7
1971 18 11 7
1972 9 9 0
1974 12 7 5
1975 8 8 0
1977 11 6 5
1980 5 5 0
1981 8 8 0
1984 6 6 0
1987 5 5 0
1988 5 5 0
1989 6 6 0
1990 5 5 0

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Popularity of Dorris as a first name

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Popularity of Dorris as a last name

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Common last names for Dorris

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • Campbell
  • White
  • Morris
  • Taylor
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dorris U.S.
  White 81.32% 64.26%
  African American 12.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dorris

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dorris

  • How Popular is the name Dorris? Dorris is the 2,668th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dorris was the 5,251st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dorris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,035 babies born with the first name Dorris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorris to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dorris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dorris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorris is Tuesday, July 9th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Dorris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorris was in 1924 with a total of 304 babies.
  • Random Dorris Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dorris ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 5 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Dorris: Your name in reverse order is Sirrod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Droris. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dorris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,644 people with the last name Dorris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dorris? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Dorris as their last name.

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