Gender: Female Meaning of Doe: "a female deer" Origin of Doe: English

Doe Origin and Meaning

The name Doe is a girl's name of English origin meaning "a female deer".

Doe is a soft and gentle-eyed middle name possibility and, like Fawn, one of the few animal names open to girls.

The Ballad of Baby Doe is a modern American opera based on the story of Elizabeth McCourt Tabor, known as Baby Doe.

So yes, use the sweet Doe as a middle name for your daughter--just not if her first name will be Jane.

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fearlessfirefly Says:


Fawn would work better.

Yara Says:


None of those are spelled "Doe" though. They're spelled "Play-Doh", sourdough, and "Doh!", so I doubt people would make those associations with this name, which is obviously a female deer.

Maggie Says:


I would love to use this as an unexpected nickname for Dorothy or another "Dora" name.

Zelliew Says:


I can't imagine it on a woman in the workforce. It might seem cute at the outset but I wouldn't use it

DaisyMaisie Says:



AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Play Doe, sour Doe, Homer Simpson "Doe!" - sweet in theory but I don't think it works, not as a full name, at least...

Catastroffy Says:


I like this as a nickname for Dorothy or Dorothea.

Hydra Says:


I love this! Adorable.