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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 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.

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.


Popularity

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).

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