- a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “gift.”
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Examples from the Web for dora
Dora is seen getting dressed as a mermaid by a cursor being manned by some omniscient game player.
The first two videos are teasers featuring two favorite cartoon characters for young girls, Dora the Explorer and Tinkerbell.
Local Christians who had lived in Dora for decades fled their homes rather than live under such harsh religious rule.How the NSA Became a Killing Machine
November 9, 2014
Dora would take photographs and then Picasso would scratch another image on [the glass slides].Revealing The Unseen Picasso
November 3, 2014
Dora Lange was wearing a blindfold when she was discovered in a prayer position at the base of that tree.‘True Detective’ Finale Review: Close to Perfection
March 10, 2014
At any rate, there's no great occasion to be angry with me, Dora.
Dora looked unutterable things; but this was not unusual with her.
Sheelah wondered at him for thinking what the hour was, when she was talking of Miss Dora.
The spring was now returning, and Dora was to return with spring.
His surprise was so great as to preclude the sight of Dora herself.
Word Origin and History for dora
fem. proper name, short for Dorothy, Dorothea.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper