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What does Dorcas mean?

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 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 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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 Dorcas and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Dorcas are Tabitha (#919 last year) and Tabatha. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5023%) and is now much lower (usage 0.027%, down 94.6%), with the versions Tabitha, Dorcas and Tabatha becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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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