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.
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).
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).
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.