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What does Dorcas mean?

Dorcas Pronunciation of Dorcas as a girls' name is pronounced DOR-kuss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Dorcas is "gazelle". Biblical: a woman who "abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy". Greek version of Tabitha, well used by Puritans.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, biblical, good, gifts, puritans


VARIANTS Dorcass, Dorcie, Dorkas



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How popular is Dorcas?

Dorcas is a very popular first name for females (#1388 out of 4276, Top 32%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#71372 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dorcas reached its apex rank of #664 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorcas name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dorcas outside U.S.

Which version is better?

The only other popular alternative form of Dorcas is Tabitha (#1096 LAST YEAR). Adoption of these forms of Dorcas reached its highest during 1980-1989 (MEDIAN #1075) and is now much reduced.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorcas, Tabitha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Dallas, Dara, Darah, Darcel, Darcey, Darci, Darcia, Darcie, Darda, Daria, Darian, Darla, Darnae, Darrah, Darya, Decca, Derran, Dobra, Doda, Dola, Dona, Doncia, Donia, Donica, Donna, Donnay, Donya, Dora, Dorae, Dorah, Doran, Dorcey, Dore, Dorea, Dorena, Doreyn, Dori, Doria, Dorian, Doriana, Dorie, Dorina, Dorine, Doris, Dorisa, Dorita, Dorlisa, Dorma, Dorona, Dorota, Dorran, Dorri, Dorria, Dorrian, Dorrie, Dorris, Dorrit, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorry, Dorrys, Dorsay, Dorsey, Dortha, Dorthy, Dory, Doryne (see Doreen), Dorys, Doryse (see Doris), Dosia, Dosya, Douce, Doura, Dova, Drea and Drorah (see Derora). These names tend to be less commonly used than Dorcas.

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