What does Dorian mean?
Dorian [do-ri-an] as a boys' name is pronounced DOR-ee-en. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Dorian is "descendant of Dorus; from Doris". Place name: Doris is an area in Greece. Literary: in Oscar Wilde's novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Dorian was granted the wish that he would retain perpetual youth and beauty. A portrait of him changed to show the ravages of time and eventually caused his death.
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How popular is Dorian?
Dorian is a somewhat popular first name for men (#870 out of 1220, Top 71%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#23739 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Dorian for boys. Dorian was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #398 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #563 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the statistics of the boy name Dorian and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Dorian (#563 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Darrien, Davian (#872 via latest list), Doran, Dorien, Isidore and Torin (#1296). Usage of these forms of Dorian was at its peak in 2008 (adoption of 0.1%) and is almost as widespread today, but with the version Isidore becoming less in vogue. Dorian is more familiar than the rest, though Davian has become popular as well.
Dorian▲ is alike in pronunciation to Daren▼, Darien▼, Darion▼, Daron, Darren▼, Darrian, Darrin▼, Darrion▼, Darron, Darryan, Darryn, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Deron, Derren, Derrian, Derron, Derwin, Derwyn, Doron, Dorrin, Duran, Durwin and Durwyn. Other recommended names are Abrian, Adrian▲, Arian▲, Brian▼, Corin, Corwan, Dacian, Dadrian, Damian▲, Dargan, Darias, Doan, Dolan, Donnan, Doogan, Doram, Doriel, Doroni, Dougan, Dowan, Edrian, Eirian, Florian▼, Goran, Gordan, Gorin, Gorman, Joran, Jordan, Jorgan, Jorian, Jurian, Korin, Loran, Lorcan, Lorin, Morgan▼, Norman▼, Thorian, Toran, Torean, Torion, Torran and Torrian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dorian.See names in meaning and etymology.