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What does Doreen mean?

Doreen Pronunciation of Doreen [doreen] as a girls' name. Possibly Irish Gaelic "brooding", French "gilded", or an elaboration of Dora.


Doreen has 5 variants: Dorene, Doreyn, Dorine, Dorreen and Doryne.

23 more different relations via Dora: Dodee, Dodie, Dorae, Dorah, Doralee, Doraleene, Doralyn, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreina, Dorelia, Dorelle, Dorena, Doretta, Dorette, Doreyda, Doria, Dorie, Dorina, Dorita, Dorrie and Dory.

Creative forms:
(female) Tareen, ..

(male) Doden, ..

Middle name pairings:
Doreen Leanne (D.L.), ..

How popular is Doreen?

Doreen is a very popular first name for females (#422 out of 4276, Top 10%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Doreen was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #199 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doreen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Doreen outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Doreen listed in the Top 2000 are Dora (#1966 in recent rankings), Dorine, Dorrie, Dorie, Dorene, Dodie and Doretta. Other variants, like Dodee, are seldom used. These forms of Doreen were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (average #1754) and are now much less common, with forms such as Dora becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doreen, Dodie, Dora, Dorene, Doretta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorie, Dorine, Dorrie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Doreen is alike in pronunciation to Dareen, Darian, Darien, Darion, Daron, Daryn, Darynn, Deren, Derhyn, Deron, Derran, Derrin, Derron, Deryn, Doran, Dorian, Doriane, Dorienne, Dorran and Dorrian. Other recommended names are Aireen, Breen, Careen, Coleen, Coree, Coreen, Coreene, Coren, Correen, Darleen, Daveen, Deneen, Dorcey, Dorey, Doriana, Dorma, Dorona, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorsea, Dorsey, Dreena, Drena, Eireen, Ireen, Ivoreen, Joleen, Jorden, Kareen, Koree, Koreen, Koreena, Koren, Loree, Loreen, Loreene, Loren, Lorenn, Lorren, Mareen, Moreen, Morgen, Noreen, Noreena, Nureen, Sareen, Treen, Zareen and Zoreen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Doreen.

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