In Greek mythology, Doris was a sea nymph. It comes from the Greek Doris meaning "Dorian woman." The Dorians were one of the four ethnic groups of Greeks that the Greeks of the classical period divided themselves into. As a first name, Doris first came to be used in English in the 19th century, probably following the popularity of other Dor- names like Dora and Dorothy, as well as -is/-ys names like Gladys and Glynis.
See Also: Dorian
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