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Dorcas 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 has 3 variant forms: Dorcass, Dorcie and Dorkas.

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Popularity of Dorcas

Dorcas is a very popular first name for females (#1388 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#73443 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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