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What does Dorkas mean?

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).


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)

The only prominent varying form of Dorkas (#unlisted) is Dorcas. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.344%) and is now significantly lower, with Dorcas becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Dorkas and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorcas in U.S.

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