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Dora

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Origin: Greek
Meaning: A Gift

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Dora

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Dora in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Dora:

  • Records indicate that 101,963 girls in the United States have been named Dora since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 2,022 people in the U.S. were given the name Dora. Those people are now 98 years old.

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    Comments about the name Dora

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      1 Positive Comment

  • "my name is Dora i am from iceland and this name is from greece and thor. And it is very unique but i wish dora the explorer wouldn?t ruin it" Sep. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "This name makes Dora the explorer come to mind. That show spoiled it!!" Nov. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i absolutley hate the show dora the explorer and i would NEVER let me or my husband name our kid after her!!! i didnt even like the name before that show came!!!" Jul. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hate it it sounds like the stupid little kid show" Nov. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "Two reason why a name like this should be avoided. Dora the Explorer is one. Another is the "Dora Monsters" of the 1992 Super Sentai program Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger (Dinosaur Squadron Beast Rangers), which is the original Japanese incarnation of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." Aug. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is MY name. I was named after my grandmother. i never really liked it before the show came out but then after dora the explorer i liked it even less especially because i looked just like her when i was younger. but now that im about to be 18 i like it. its alright" May. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dora Dora Dora Dora Bandora! That's the song in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger (pre-dating Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), sung by the Witch Bandora - better known to U.S. audiences as Rita Repulsa!" Nov. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Makes me think of the evil Witch Bandora in the 1992 Japanese programme Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, who was played by the late Machiko Soga (the character is more familiar to American audiences as Rita Repulsa in the Japanese show's American adaptation Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). It also makes me think of Bandora's so-called "Dora Monsters", plus the Bandora song which goes like "Do-da-da-do-da-dora-dora-dora, do-da-da-do-do-da-da-Bandora"." Oct. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "While youngsters think of Dora the Explorer, older generations are more likely to associate this name with English painter Dora Carrington, who committed suicide in 1932 aged 39 (the 1995 film 'Carrington' was based on her life with her being played by Emma Thompson), and English actress Dora Bryan, born in 1924 as Dora Mary Broadbent. The name is mostly old ladyish nowadays, but I suppose it could make a comeback." Jun. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have to say all i think of is dora the explorer show. Although in fairness my little one would probably love to have the same name as her fave tv character." Oct. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It was a very unique name until Dora the Explorer commandeered it. At least she's an adorable character..." Jul. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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