Meaning and name origin
Dorcas \d(o)-rcas, dor-cas\ as a girl's 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.
Dorcas is a very popular first name for females (#1388 out of 4276, Top 32%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#73443 out of 88799, Top 83%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dorcas for girls. Dorcas reached its highest rank of #656 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dorcas and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Tabitha (#919) and Dorcas. (2014 statistics).