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.
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)
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)