Dora

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See also: dora, døra, and Dóra

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A diminutive of Dorothy used since early 19th century. Sometimes also short for Theodora or Isidora.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dora

  1. A female given name.
    • 1856 Margaret Agnes Paull, Dorothy: A Tale, B. Tauchnitz (1857), page 63:
      "I think," said Robert, after waiting in vain for his cousin to speak, "that I shall call you Dorothy. It is a much prettier name than Dora."
      "No, thank you," said Dorothy, quickly; "Dora is good enough for the common purposes of life."

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular as a formal given name in the end of the 19th century.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dora

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Dora.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dora

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Dora.