Origin: Greek

Meaning: From what I could find, there seem to be differing opinions as to what this name means. “Dorian woman” from behindthename; “gift of the ocean” from nameberry; and Wikipedia claims that Doris is derived from an ancient Greek tribe known as the Dorians, who supposedly derived their name from its founder, Dorus, which itself is either the Latin form of Greek Doros meaning “gift” or has an unknown meaning (as according to 20,

According to another site, the origins of Doris is: “connected with two words–dôron, “gift” or “bounty,” and zôros, “pure” and “unmixed.” Zôros was often used to describe fresh water and from it were derived words such as zôrua “a pipe for running water” and zôrux “a canal or water conduit.” ( This would make sense since in Greek mythology, Doris was a sea nymph married to the sea god Nereus and the mother of the 50 nereids.


Origin: Greek

Meaning: laurel

Variants: Daphna, Dafne

Daphne was a naiad who’d caught the attention of the god Apollo, who pursued her despite her rejection of him. She ran away from him and just as he wsa about to catch her, Daphne calls out to her father, a river god, to help her and he changes her into a laurel tree. Since than, Apollo wears a wreath of laurels around his head and has become one of his symbols.


Рома (Russian)

Origin: Russian, Italian

Meaning: In Russian, it’s a diminutive form of the name Roman, which comes from Latin Romanus meaning “Roman”. It’s also the Italian name of the city of Rome; in ancient Roman mythology, Roma was the female personification of the city