Meaning:Gift; Bounty; Dorian woman
Originating from Greek, Doris is a feminine name. Meaning “gift,” "bounty," and "Dorian woman," Doris comes from the Greek tribe, the Dorians. These ancient Hellenic dwellers occupied the Peloponnese and its crystal blue waters. Doris is the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology, honored as a river goddess. Reasons to love Doris don't stop there, as this starstudded name was famously borne by the iconic Doris Day. Whether you’re a lover of classical mythology or see baby as your bountiful gift, Doris is an excellent choice.

Famous People Named Doris

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  • Doris Day
    Actress, Singer
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