Meaning and Name Origin
Dorkas \d(o)-rkas, dor-kas\ as a girls' name. Dorkas' root is Greek, and Dorkas means "gazelle". Dorkas is a variant of Dorcas (Greek); biblical: a woman who "abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy". A unique name for kids.
Dorkas has 1 variant: Dorcass.
Dorkas has 1 more alternative form via Dorcas: Dorcie.
Dorkas is an unusual given name for females. Dorkas is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Dorkas and affiliated names. The only prominent varying form of Dorkas (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Dorcas. Adoption of this girl name was at its most widespread during 1920-1929 and is now significantly lower, with the version Dorcas becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)