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Dorrian

What does Dorrian mean?

Dorrian Pronunciation of Dorrian [dor-ri-an] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dorrian) is of Greek origin, and the name Dorrian means "descendant of Dorus; from Doris". Dorrian is an alternate form of Dorian (Greek).

Associated with: greek.

Variations

Dorrian has 4 variants: Dorien, Dorion, Dorrien and Dorryen.

Creative forms:
(male) Dyrian, Tarian, ..

(female) Dornah, Dorni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dorrian Cain (D.C.), ..

How popular is Dorrian?

Dorrian is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#51024 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Dorian (#563 in 2015) and Dorien are the prominent variation forms of Dorrian (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Dorrian was well-received 2 decades ago (average #832) and is somewhat lower today. Dorian is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorian, Dorien in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dorrian is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Darian, Darien, Darin, Darion, Darran, Darren, Darrian, Darrien, Darrin, Darrion, Darryan, Darryen, Darryn, Darwin, Derren, Derrian, Derron, Derwin, Doran, Doron, Dorren, Dorrin, Duran and Durwin. Other suggested similar names are Abrian, Arran, Brian, Corrin, Corwan, Curran, Dacian, Dadrian, Dargan, Darrah, Darral, Darring, Darshan, Derrie, Derrius, Dervin, Dolan, Doram, Dorli (see Dor), Dorrel, Dorrell, Dorsie (see Dorsey), Dougan, Douggan (see Dugan), Dowan, Durbin, Durrant, Edrian, Ferran, Florrian, Garran, Goran, Gordan, Gorrin, Jadrian, Jarran, Joran, Jorian, Jurian, Korrin, Laurian, Lorcan, Lorrin, Morgan, Morrgan, Siprian, Torean, Torran, Torrian and Torrin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dorrian.

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