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pinWhat does Dorcas mean?

Dorcas /dor-cas/ as a girls' name is pronounced DOR-kuss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Dorcas is "gazelle". Biblical: a woman who "abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy". Greek version of Tabitha, well used by Puritans.


pinVariations

Dorcas has 3 variants: Dorcass, Dorcie and Dorkas.

Kreatif forms: Docas, Dolcas, Drewcas. [more]

pinHow popular is Dorcas?

Dorcas is a very popular first name for females (#1388 out of 4276, Top 32%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#71372 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Dorcas for girls. Dorcas reached its apex rank of #656 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorcas name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dorcas outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Dorcas and affiliated names. The only other popular alternative form of Dorcas is Tabitha (#919 last year). Adoption of these forms of Dorcas reached its highest during 1980-1989 (median #577) and is somewhat less today (#959, 90%). (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorcas, Tabitha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dorcas and related baby names outside U.S.


pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Dora, Dorae, Dorah, Doran, Dorcey, Dorea, Doria, Dorian, Doris, Dorma, Dorran, Dorris, Dorrys, Dorsay and Dorys. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dorcas.

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