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Gender: M Origin of Doctor: Word name

Doctor is an honorific used as a name, somewhat like names such as Bishop, King, and Princess. Banned in New Zealand, Doctor can lead to the kind of confusion you may feel would be only positive for your child -- a bona fide Doctor before he even gets to kindergarten. At its zenith in 1884, Doctor was used for 12 boys, but last year it didn't even clear the five-baby minimum to make it onto the Social Security extended list.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Doctor

"The Doctor" from the long-running BBC television series Doctor Who
Doctor Gravity, from the movie "Kick-Ass 2"

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