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Meaning and Name Origin

Dorcas \d(o)-rcas, 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.


Variations

Dorcas has 3 variants: Dorcass, Dorcie and Dorkas.

Dorcas has 11 more related forms via Tabitha: Tabatha, Tabbee, Tabbey, Tabbi, Tabbie, Tabbitha, Tabby, Tabetha, Tabita, Tabotha and Tabytha.


Popularity

Dorcas is a very popular first name for females (#1388 out of 4276, Top 32%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#73443 out of 88799, Top 83%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 the girl name Dorcas and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Dorcas ranked in the Top 1000 are Tabitha (#919 last year) and Tabatha. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1980-1989 and is now much lower, with the versions Tabitha, Tabatha and Dorcas becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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