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Meaning and name origin

Dorian \d(o)-rian\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.


Variations

Dorian has 6 variant forms: Dore, Dorien, Dorion, Dorrian, Dorrien and Dorryen.

For more information, see also related boy names Darrien, Davian, Torin, Doran and Isidore.

There are 2 feminine forms of Dorian: Doria and Doris.


Popularity

Dorian is a somewhat popular first name for males (#870 out of 1220, Top 71%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#38171 out of 88799, Top 43%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dorian for boys. Dorian reached its highest rank of #398 in the U.S. in 2000 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorian name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dorian outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dorian and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dorian (#535), Davian (#753), Isidore and Darrien. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darrien, Davian, Dorian, Isidore in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dorian outside U.S.


Similar Names

Dorian is also pronounced similarly to Daran, Darian, Darien, Darin, Darion, Darran, Darrian, Derrian, Doron, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrin and Duran. Other suggested similar baby names are Doram and Jorian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dorian.

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