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Dorian 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 has 6 variant forms: Dore, Dorien, Dorion, Dorrian, Dorrien and Dorryen.
For more information, see also related names Darrien, Davian, Torin, Doran and Isidore. Baby names that sound like Dorian are Darian and Dorran.
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Popularity of Dorian
Dorian is a somewhat popular first name for men (#870 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#38171 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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