Doris

Doris - A very unique female name



  Mar 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Doris, meaning gift of the ocean, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #63. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Doris and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Doris? 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 Doris. The baby girl name Doris was given to 59 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1869 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 23,953 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Doris peaked in popularity 90 years ago in 1929 on position 6.



Famous with this name

Doris Day
Doris Roberts
Doris Lloyd


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Doris is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Doris is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #884 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,597.

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 Doris is where you live.


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Doris origin and meaning

Doris is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means gift of the ocean. To see famous people named Doris, pop culture references for the name Doris and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Doris

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

Darcy / Dorris / Darci / Darcie / Dorcas / Darcey / Darice / Derricka / Derrick / Deatrice /

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
20121869
20112666
20102570
20092306
20081975
20072152
20062397
20052176
20041874
20032208
20021924
20011590
20001725
19991389
19981413
19971344
19961299
19951154
19941081
19931097
1992878
1991921
1990845
1989882
1988822
1987805
1986798
1985665
1984680
1983683
1982669
1981648
1980635
1979611
1978539
1977541
1976510
1975484
1974442
1973418
1972363
1971340
1970315
1969276
1968263
1967243
1966217
1965205
1964191
1963181
1962171
1961161
1960146
1959138
1958132
1957119
1956109
1955101
195493
195387
195283
195180
195074
194968
194864
194758
194651
194546
194442
194340
194241
194138
194031
193929
193825
193722
193615
193513
193411
193310
193210
193110
19309
19296
19287
19277
19267
19258
19249
192311
192211
192113
192014
191918
191819
191725
191632
191534
191436
191344
191248
191156
191063

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York884
Maryland915
California1311
Illinois1346
Texas2597

Even more about Doris


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 Doris 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 Doris?

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
1929
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Doris
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 23,953
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +59

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