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Gender: Female Meaning of Eudora: "generous gift" Origin of Eudora: Greek

The name Eudora is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "generous gift". Eudora and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

Eudora is the name of five minor goddesses of Greek mythology and a major goddess (in the person of Pulitzer Prize-winning Eudora Welty) of modern American literature. Eudora is pleasant and euphoneous and a possibility for rejuvenation.

In Greek myth, Eudora was one of the Hyades, a set of sisters transformed into the star cluster that bears their name.

In Disney's The Princess and the Frog, Eudora was the name of Princess Tiana's mother, who was voiced by Oprah Winfrey, and of Mia Farrow's character in Zelig. Eudora is also a character in Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom, and was chosen by actress Marcia Gay Hardin for her daughter back in 1998.

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Popularity

Eudora is #538 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Eudora

Pop Culture References for the name Eudora

Dora, Eudore, Doric, Dorey

Comments

Daiseymae Says:

2017-09-26T16:40:15

This one is quite pretty though.

headintheclouds Says:

2017-04-17T13:50:41

I'm not in love with the Eu- beginning sound in names (Eugene, Eulalie, Eustace etc.), but Eudora really wins me over. To me it just sounds so charming and adorable in that Southern belle way, yet also has an air of weight and gravitas from the Eudora Welty association. Eudora is rather obscure and so offbeat that I'd love to have a real life Eudora name sighting; it'd be really unexpected and refreshing, a true "hipster" name.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-03T21:32:52

I absolutely love this.

MaryKathryn Says:

2016-04-03T01:21:19

This name is definitely growing on me.

FantasyandPrayer Says:

2016-02-13T18:56:42

I was thinking the same thing about Dora, especially as one of my other favourites shortens to Nora. But I love Dory and Eddy, I hadn't thought of those!

Madelyn Says:

2016-02-07T22:31:10

I was about to write the same thing. Marcia Gay Harden has an Eulala and twins Julitta and Hudson.

FantasyandPrayer Says:

2016-01-31T22:18:56

Love this as a middle name

Michaela Says:

2016-01-04T15:24:22

Incorrect. Marcia Gay Harden's daughter is named Eulala, not Eudora.

Zelliew Says:

2015-09-16T11:59:53

I'm not a fan of names starting with EU

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-09-16T07:03:53

I adored this obscure and elegant choice. But then my boyfriend dropped the "Eudora the Explorer" line and now the name is ruined!!!

vintageluvs Says:

2015-04-11T16:33:45

Would never name my daughter Dora, but Eudora is so beautiful. I would probably nickname her Doris or Dory, although Eddy could be a cute nickname for Eudora.

SimoneKadele Says:

2015-04-11T15:56:45

This is pretty, old-fashioned, and exotic. I like it!

Essa Says:

2014-12-30T19:56:48

I think I just love names ending in Dora!