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What does Dorrance mean?

Dorrance Pronunciation of Dorrance [dor-rance] as a name for boys is of Irish derivation, and Dorrance means "dark-browed". Dorrance is a variant form of Dorran (Irish).

Associated with: irish, dark.


3 relations via Dorran: Doran, Dorren and Dorrin.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Dorrance Damari (D.D.), ..

How popular is Dorrance?

Dorrance is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#22481 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Doran is the only prominent varying form of Dorrance (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Dorrance was at its most widespread in the 1930s. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doran in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dorrance and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dorrance is pronounced similarly to Darence, Darrance, Darrence and Derrance. Other suggested similar names are Clarance, Clarrance (see Clarence), Darran, Darring, Doane, Dorian, Dorrian, Durante, Durrant, Horace, Klarance, Larance, Larrance, Larrence, Laurance, Lawrance, Lorance, Lorence, Lorrence, Lowrance, Morrice, Tarrance, Tarrence, Terrance, Terrence, Terronce (see Terence), Torence, Torran, Torrance and Torrence. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dorrance.

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