What 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.
(female) Docas, Dolcas, ..
(male) Dorcus, Dormas, ..
How 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 statistics of Dorcas for girls. Dorcas reached its apex rank of #664 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of Dorcas and affiliated names. The only other popular alternative form of Dorcas is Tabitha (#947 last year). Adoption of these forms of Dorcas reached its highest during 1980-1989 (median #1075) and is now much reduced.
Recommended names are Dallas▲, Dara▼, Darah, Darcel, Darcey, Darci, Darcia, Darcie, Darda, Daria, Darian▼, Darla▼, Darnae, Darrah, Darya, Decca, Derran, Dobra, Doda, Dola, Dona▼, Doncia, Donia, Donica, Donna▼, Donnay, Donya, Dora▼, Dorae, Dorah, Doran, Dorcey, Dore, Dorea, Dorena, Doreyn, Dori, Doria, Dorian, Doriana, Dorie, Dorina, Dorine, Doris▼, Dorisa, Dorita, Dorlisa, Dorma, Dorona, Dorota, Dorran, Dorri, Dorria, Dorrian, Dorrie, Dorris▼, Dorrit, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorry, Dorrys, Dorsay, Dorsey, Dortha▼, Dorthy▼, Dory, Doryne (see Doreen), Dorys, Doryse (see Doris), Dosia, Dosya, Douce, Doura, Dova, Drea and Drorah (see Derora). These names tend to be less commonly used than Dorcas.See names in meaning and etymology.