The name Doris is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "gift of the ocean". Doris and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Water and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".
From the experts:
Doris had long been on our so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out-for-babies list, and seemed to be written there in indelible ink. But there are signs of a sea change, that Doris could profit from the revivals of Dorothy and Dorothea.
She may not look it now, but Doris was considered the paragon of grace when she was part of a group of s-ending names (Phyllis, Frances) fashionable in the 1920s, and it got another shot of life when attached to the perky Doris Day in the fifties. In classical Greek mythology, Doris is the daughter of Oceanus, god of the sea, who gave birth to fifty golden-haired sea nymphs.
Lists containing Doris:
- Names That Mean Water
- Names No Girl May Be Cool Enough For
- Mermaid Baby Names
- Girl Baby Names That End With S
- Top 1920s Baby Names
- Top 1910s Baby Names
- Top 1940s Baby Names
- Unique Vintage Names for Girls
- Gorgeous Greek Goddess Names
- Names That Mean Ocean
- Most Common Names for Girls
- Names That Mean Blessed
- Names That Mean Gift