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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.
Dorian is a somewhat popular first name for males (#870 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#38171 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dorian for boys (2015 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.
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