Dora

Dora - A very unique female name



  Apr 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dora, meaning gift, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #103. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dora and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dora? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dora. The baby girl name Dora was given to 41 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2204 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 34,470 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dora peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 103.



Famous with this name

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Dora Raskin
Dóra Szinetár


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Dora is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dora is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #1,215 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,874.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dora is where you live.


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Dora origin and meaning

Dora is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means gift. To see famous people named Dora, pop culture references for the name Dora and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dora

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dora, sorted by popularity.

Deidre / Dara / Deidra / Daria / Drew / Dori / Dedra / Detra / Dior / Diedra /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122204
20112172
20102254
20091932
20082327
20072095
20061799
20051344
20041344
20031299
20021399
20011232
20001447
19991187
19981358
19971109
19961110
19951049
19941123
19931060
1992982
19911006
1990999
1989915
1988858
1987854
1986838
1985809
1984713
1983710
1982671
1981650
1980610
1979626
1978591
1977583
1976474
1975468
1974484
1973474
1972427
1971430
1970422
1969418
1968398
1967372
1966347
1965334
1964312
1963324
1962323
1961322
1960314
1959308
1958319
1957294
1956276
1955288
1954283
1953268
1952265
1951243
1950255
1949248
1948234
1947230
1946235
1945218
1944215
1943206
1942211
1941200
1940182
1939184
1938180
1937184
1936169
1935168
1934159
1933152
1932143
1931146
1930142
1929142
1928141
1927139
1926140
1925136
1924139
1923135
1922138
1921128
1920132
1919127
1918135
1917125
1916124
1915122
1914119
1913109
1912110
1911104
1910103

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York1215
California1509
Texas1874

Even more about Dora


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dora a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dora?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Dora
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 34,470
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +41

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