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Gender: Female Meaning of Medora: "mother's gift" Origin of Medora: Greek

The name Medora is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "mother's gift". Medora and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blessed and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favourite!".

From the experts:

Medora is a Greek name much less common here than, say, Melanie or Melissa. It has some literary references, including as the beautiful and passionate heroine of Lord Byron's poem The Corsair, and in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence, there is a character named Marchioness Melora Manson.

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Famous People Named Medora

(Elizabeth) Medora Leigh, Lord Byron's niece and rumored daughter
Medora de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès (nee von Hoffman), American heiress for whom the town of Medora, North Dakota, is named
Medora Ames Plimpton, daughter of writer George Plimpton

Pop Culture References for the name Medora

Medora, heroine in Byron's narrative poem "The Corsair" (1814). Sophie Moody suggested that it meant "mother's gift" (cf. the Greek name Metrodora). It could also be based on Medea or Medusa
Medora Manson, character in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence


Rasha Says:


I once found "Medora" written on a gravestone from the 1800s in the house I lived most of my life as a child. I've always imagined it mysterious and intriguing since I found it.

ladimon Says:


This name is lovely.