What does Dorian mean?
Dorian \d(o)-rian\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Dorian) 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.
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 (#38171 out of 88799, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Dorian for boys. Dorian was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #398 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #535 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dorian and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Dorian (#535 a year ago) are Darrien, Davian (#753 a year ago) and Isidore. Usage of this boy name was at its peak in 2005 and is almost as widespread today, but with the version Isidore becoming less in vogue. Davian (#753) and Dorian (#535) are two of the more trendy baby names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Dorian▲ is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Darian▼, Darien▼, Darin▼, Darion▼, Darran, Darrian▼, Derrian, Doron, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrin and Duran. Other recommended similar baby names are Doram and Jorian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dorian.