Doris: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Doris

A Greek name meaning "Dorian woman," the Dorians being an ethnic tribe in ancient Greece. They were known for being good at defending themselves (they were also known as Spartans), so hopefully that means your little Doris will take no shit from would-be bullies.

Nicknames:

Dori.

Famous people named Doris:

Historian/biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin; actresses Doris Roberts and Doris Day; U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui; novelist Doris Lessing.

Fun fact:

In Greek mythology, Doris is the daughter of Oceanus, the god of the sea.

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