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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Doris
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Doris in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Doris:
Records indicate that 458,981 girls in the United States have been named Doris since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1928, when 16,558 people in the U.S. were given the name Doris. Those people are now 94 years old.
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Comments about the name Doris
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5 Positive Comments
"It?s my name and I was named after My grandmother. I have no problems with it. Although names often pronounced wrong. As a Hispanic my family drops the S." Dec. 3, 2020:
"My name is Doris and i really have no problem with it. Sometimes people spell it with T tho. (Toris) But this name is really intresting and fun. So i have no complaints. Have a good day Doris💗" Mar. 22, 2020:
"I work with a girl in her twenties with the name Doris. It sounded at first like such an old name, but she really doesn't mind it and the name just sounds refreshingly new now." Mar. 10, 2019:
"...My name is Doris, I'm very attractive, and I'm a natural Auburn (with long hair) redhead at that! I am 55 years old now and still look like I'm 25!! I have always been known to be hot ...and I have always been a rock 'n' roller! I have always had friends in Rock Bands -then I married one of them and we've been married for 34 hot and wonderful years! It's actually very awesome to have a name that no one else has! I'm unique and beautiful inside and out. What more could person ever ask for! Great name, Great spirit, Great body, Great life!! Zen! I love the name and want to tell you it's great to name your kid Doris! I've always been popular with people and never shunned for my name!" Apr. 7, 2016:
"I love my name, I'm 17 and just because it's oldfashioned, I like it! Love evrything about it, the way it sounds, the way it's spelled... I'm from a Slavic country so we say it kinda "harsh".. But that just gives me a one more reason to love it. + I think it's really feminine name. I'm happy my parents named me that." Nov. 14, 2015:
4 Negative Comments
"hate it always have i am 75 and have only known 1 other with my name" Aug. 23, 2021:
"My name is Doris and I HATE IT! I don?t really care about what anyone is called but I always get made fun of for my name, because I?m only 14. People always tell me that only old people should be called Doris and it?s such a bad name, I didn?t choose it!" May. 7, 2019:
"Good for Rockband and Slavic Doris who have strong enough personalities to embrace this name. I did not. Hated it, was teased my entire childhood and adolescence about it. I think a person should be happy with their name, that it should be a reflection of who they are. I don't think anybody should suffer because of this decision made by their parents. I didn't even have a middle name as a back up option! So I finally legally changed my name to one I could proudly respond to, and even added a middle name. I couldn't be happier! By the way, it most certainly does not mean 'gift from God'. It is of Greek origin and means 'Dorian woman' and also 'sea nymph'." Dec. 10, 2016:
"It is one of the ugliest names I've ever heard. There is nothing femine or appealing about the name Doris at all." Apr. 5, 2007:
20 Neutral Comments
"My name is Doris. I like it as it always seemed regal to me. My middle name is Ann...I had an aunt who always called be Doris Ann. I was always pleased with my name and liked telling it to people..it made me feel good -- like I can just accomplishe anything. I believe when I hit 45 or so, seems that is when I began to feel like this is an old name! But very strangely now I am back to loving it....I always surprise people with this name and get treated with respect! Back to my roots! I did not name my daughter Doris (she is now 24). There can only be 1 doris in the family:lol" May. 29, 2022:
"It has been suggested in some corners that when men played an active role in the choice of names that they sometimes selected Doris because it rhymes with Horace? And of course Horace was the first name of the great Lord Nelson. It was seen as a female salute to history." Oct. 2, 2021:
"I?m a Doris, named after my aunt. It?s definitely an old name but unique enough that when people say it I know they are talking about me. I think it?s making a comeback like many old names." Dec. 12, 2020:
"I love it because when I hear it I know they are talking to me and not a few other people who share common names and have to figure out who is really being addressed.
The only time that I have to check is when I am at LWML events because there can be a few by the same name there. What I don't like is when people reply to correspondence where I have clearly spelt my name with one "r" and they constantly use two "r"s, especially when I have made sure that I have spelt their name correctly." Dec. 1, 2020:
"My name is Doris. I mostly have hated it. I don't think I even pronounce is correctly, often sounding like Dorus or Doras. My family called me Dorie which was better. Ever notice that it is often used derogatory on tv? I do. Of course there was the constant "hunky dorie" insult." Jun. 23, 2019:
"My parents immigrated from Germany before WWII. They wanted my sister and I to have American names, so my Mom bought a little book of names at the drugstore. My sister wanted to name me Dolores, but my parents said that was the Saint of Sorrow. As a child, I kept saying I wished my name was Dolores. I never met anyone my age named Doris I had a lot of nickname." May. 22, 2019:
"I'm Doris, I'm 53, abd I love my name so long as you pronounce it correctly. I hate when people pronounce it, "Daris". I will correct them immediately as I HATE that midwestern pronounciation. It's Doris, not Daris." Feb. 14, 2018:
"I am a Doris, longed for a cutsie name when I was a child. Like it now because it is not a common name. During the 1940's it was actually considered a sexy name. Named after my grandmother who was a Theodora but went by Doris which she considered more modern." Jan. 12, 2017:
"I'm 61 and my name is Doris . It seems very old fashion to me . I've only known 3 other women named Doris . Wish I had dropped it and used my middle name , Lynn.
As I've gotten older I can appreciate having a unique name that not many women share . I'm a little funny and flakey so it seems fitting to have an unusual name !" Jul. 31, 2015:
"Doris is the best name ever! It means Gift from God! If you losers cannot look for the meaning before judging it then you are dumber than a sac of rice! Doris is the most cute feminine name ever deal with that idiots and before hating it, look for the meaning you bags of oats! Sayonara Suckers" Mar. 9, 2014:
"Doris Kay is the name I was always called growing up. As an adult, I dropped the Kay and have regretted it. Doris by itself does not sound friendly to me. I would not name a baby Doris." Jan. 10, 2014:
"M so in love with the name bcos it has given me a lot of popularity in campus!!!
Me likey..." Jan. 30, 2013:
"My name was often mispronounced when I was grnowig up. While it's not the traditional (French) spelling, it's still phonetic. But, I grew up correcting people all the time. I swore I would pick straightforward names with traditional spellings for my own kids, but that plan went out the window as soon as T picked Buba's name. So, even though Tiny has a straightforward, traditional name, I played with the spelling a bit to make her name unique like her brother's. Of course, I have to correct people all. the. time. One of their gymnastics coaches often (though not intentionally) calls them both by a mixed version of the two names together. And she has twins herself! Grrr. But, for us, it's mostly people who don't know them really well who mess up their names. All of our family and friends get their names right, so the other situations don't really bother me all that much.Still, are you overreacting? No. Is it too much to ask? Absolutely not. (p.s. I can't remember if you know my kids' names or not. I'm happy to tell you, but I don't post them online.)" Dec. 29, 2012:
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"I'm 26, and my name is Doris. I was named after my grandmother, and I always hated my name as a kid. But, by the time I hit high school, I realized it's a unique name to have for a person of my age, and that it's not so bad to be different. At least I knew people were talking to ME when my name was called out in class :)" Feb. 26, 2011:
"I consider the name Doris to be old-fashioned. I have had people from different parts of the US pronounce it different ways. People from the north usually pronounce it with an 'a'. Like Dau'ris. People from the south might say Dorse' or Dor'ris and many variations in between. I was born in 1940 in Kentucky. I pronounce it Dor'is, (I think). (grin)" Jul. 17, 2010:
"My mom's a Doris, but hates it. She does by Dodie, which I don't really see as an improvement..." Jun. 3, 2009:
"My grandmother's name was Doris. I think it's a bit out-dated, very '20s." Aug. 26, 2008:
"In spite of the popularity of American singer and actress Doris Day in the Fifties (she was born in 1924 as Doris von Kappelhoff), the name declined in popularity in the second half of the 20th century following its peak of popularity between 1900 and 1930 and is considered old-fashioned today." May. 19, 2008:
"my mom is named doris. her nick name (sometimes) is Dori. i don't care for the name. it ok." Apr. 20, 2008:
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