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What does Dorkas mean?

Dorkas /dor-k-as/ as a girls' name. Dorkas' root is Greek, and Dorkas means "gazelle". Dorkas is a variant form of Dorcas (Greek) with the suffix -kas.

Associated with: greek.


Dorkas has 1 variant: Dorcass.

Dorkas has 1 more alternative form via Dorcas: Dorcie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dorkasi, Dorkasie, ..

(male) Dordar, Dorkan, ..

How popular is Dorkas?

Dorkas is an unusual given name for females. Dorkas is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only prominent varying form of Dorkas (outside Top 2000) is Dorcas. Adoption of this relation of Dorkas was at its most widespread 94 years ago (usage of 0.01%). Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Dorkas and affiliated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorcas in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Borka, Dallas, Dara, Darah, Darda, Darla, Darra, Darrah, Darya, Decka, Deka, Deora, Dereka, Derran, Dobra, Docia, Doda, Dola, Dona, Donia, Donika, Donna, Donya, Dora, Dorae, Dorah, Doran, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Dorena, Dorene, Doreyn, Doria, Dorian, Doriana, Dorice, Dorie, Dorika, Dorina, Dorine, Doris, Dorisa, Dorit, Dorita, Doritt, Dorma, Doro, Dorona, Dorota, Dorran, Dorri, Dorria, Dorris, Dorrit, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorry, Dorrys, Dorsay, Dorsea, Dorsey, Dorsie, Dortha, Dorthy, Dory, Doryne (see Doreen), Dorys, Dosha, Dosya, Doura, Dova, Dowan (see Dawn), Drea, Drora and Karas. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dorkas.