What does Dorene mean?
Dorene \d(o)-re-ne\ as a girls' name. Dorene's name origin is Greek, and the meaning of Dorene is "gift". Dorene is a derivative of Dora (Greek): short form of Dorothy. Dorene is also a form of Doreen.
Dorene▼ has 33 more different forms via Dora, Doreen: Dodee, Dodi, Dodie, Dody, Dorae, Dorah, Doralee, Doraleene, Doralia, Doralice, Doralicia, Doralina, Doralisha, Doralyn, Doralynn, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreina, Dorelia, Dorelle, Dorena, Doretta, Dorette, Doreyda, Doria, Dorie, Dorina, Dorinda, Dorita, Dorlisa, Dorrie and Dory.
Dorene is a very popular first name for females (#1279 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Dorene for girls. Dorene was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #686 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Dorine, Dorinda, Doreen and Dora are the popular variation forms of Dorene. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.3934%) and has become much lower since, with the versions Dora, Doreen and Dorene becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Dorene and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Dorene▼ is pronounced similarly to Deren, Derine, Doran, Doriane and Dorienne. Other recommended similar baby names are Corene▼, Dorona, Drena, Jorene, Lorene▼, Morene and Norene▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dorene.