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

The name Doe is a girl's name of English origin meaning "a female deer". Doe and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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.

Find other names based on Doe using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Doe

Doe Deere, stage name of Xenia Vorotova, American model and CEO of Lime Crime Cosmetics
Dorcas Marie "Doe" Nowell Avedon, American model and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Doe


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.