Traits associated with the name Dora:

Dogs named Dora tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and strong-willed. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Dora?

That you have a creative and playful spirit, and that you enjoy exploring new things.

Is Dora a good dog name?

Dora has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Dora isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Dora is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Dora was, in the past month, the 612th most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Dora is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Dora was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Dora's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Dora is most adored in Utah, Pennsylvania and Louisiana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Maine, Nebraska and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Dora.

Most popular breeds named Dora:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Poodle
  5. American Pitbull Terrier

Dora is found in these categories:

independent dog names

Dora signifies exploration, curiosity, and self-reliance, traits common in self-sufficient dogs.

greek dog names

Derived from Greek, meaning "gift".

british dog names

Associated with a popular World War II weather forecasting system.

cute dog names

Evokes a beloved, adventurous cartoon explorer, suggesting endearing, playful qualities.

old fashioned dog names

Popularized in the Victorian era, it's now more explorer than canine.

Dog names like Dora:

Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
Gift of God.
Beautiful; short for Isabella.
The very intelligent character from scooby doo
Person From Delos
From The South In The U.S.
Dora dog name meaning

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Stacey Stewart (England, United Kingdom)
Love dog dora
June 16, 2022

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