The name Dorris ranked 1200th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
This name might refer to a woman from the Dorian region in central Greece.
In Greek mythology, Doris was the mother of the Nereids. These sea-nymphs were said to live in the Mediterranean, which distinguished them from the fresh-water Naiads and the ocean-going Oceanides. They had the gift of prophecy, and the ability to change shape.
The most famous of the Nereids was Thetis, mother of the Greek hero Achilles.