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Dorla originated in the early 1900s as an alternative to names like Darla and Dora. These were overused, and parents wanted something different for their children. Dorla was born and became a top 1,000 name in the late 1920s, though now it is no longer on the top 1,000 list.

Meaning of the name Dorla:

American: invented name

Origin of the name Dorla:

Dorla was invented in America within the last century. It is a combination of the baby names Dora and Darla, each a popular, traditional name. Darla is a shortened form and nickname of the baby name Darlene, which originates from the English “darling.” Dora is a shortened form of the baby names Dorothy or Theodora.

Symbolism of the name Dorla:

Dorla means “invented name” as it is just a combination name between two of the most popular vintage options. These are, as mentioned, Dora and Darla which each have their own meanings.

Style of the name Dorla:

Modern

Gender of the name Dorla:

Dorla is an old-fashioned baby name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Dorla:

DOOR-la

Number of syllables in the name Dorla:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Dorla:

Dorla is old-fashioned and vintage. It has a sweet and simple feel to it.

Alternative spellings for the name Dorla:

  • Dorlah
  • Dorlla
  • Dorllah
  • Dorrla
  • Dorrlah

Nicknames for the name Dorla:

  • Dor
  • La La
  • Dory
  • Dorie
  • Dori
  • Doree
  • Do

Popularity of the name Dorla:

Dorla was only on the top 1,000 list for seven years in the early twentieth century. It was rank 672 in 1929, rising to number 513 in 1930. The name went downhill quickly to rank 955 in 1936 and has not been on the top 1,000 list since.

Related names for the name Dorla:

  • Darla
  • Dory
  • Dora
  • Darlene 
  • Gloria
  • Dorella

Great middle names for Dorla and their meanings:

  • Winifred (soft, happiness, fair, pure)
  • June (young)
  • Louise (famous female warrior)
  • Kendall (exalted)
  • Thilda (strength in battle)
  • Sabrina (from the River Severn)
  • Pearl (precious)

Famous people with the name Dorla:

No famous people have the baby name Dorla.

Dorlas in popular culture:

No fictional characters exist with the baby name Dorla.