Dorcas name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 15th, 2023
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Greek and Aramaic
Usage: English
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Dorcas d(o)-rcas
Meaning: Gazelle and Small Deer
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What does Dorcas mean?

Largely used in English eternal and illustrous, Dorcas means "Gazelle or Small Deer". Its origin is in Aramaic and Greek is used as a gender-neutral name. It is celebrated on October 25th.

How do I pronounce Dorcas?

The two syllabled name Dorcas is pronounced, d(o)-rcas. There are multiple ways to say the baby name, i.e., dor-cas.

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How popular is the name Dorcas?

A common name in United States having over 7073 recievers in 139 years of usage. At present the moniker is on a rise, in 1880, the moniker grabbed the 517th spot and 142 baby girls were given the name.

Dorcas is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, although it has been in use since 1996 but could not make beyond the top 2000. There are over 174 babies that have been given the name Dorcas in England and Wales.

During its 30 years of usage in France, it had made up to just the top 2000 girl names. Over 241 babies in France have been named Dorcas.

However things change on global perspective, Dorcas is extremely popular in Nigeria where every 1 in 1000 have the name as well as in Kenya.

Also the baby name is popular in DR Congo, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola, Benin and Papua New Guinea. As per our research, over 550000 babies have been bestowed Dorcas around the globe.

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Here's what numbers has to say about Dorcas

No one is as kind these days and has the same heart as you do. The vowel o as your first one in your name reveals you are an opportunist. You don't have to lie but find a subtle way to tell someone they need improvement or work harder on something to get it done correctly. When it comes to your career, you are fully dedicated to your job and like to get things done as soon as possible, so you can relax later.

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Middle names for Dorcas

Possible options for a child named Dorcas include these booming and familiar middle names:

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Sibling Names for Dorcas

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Famous people named Dorcas

  • Dorcas Drake, American judge, justice of the peace
  • Dorcas Denhartog, retired American cross country skier
  • Dorcas Cochran, American lyricist and screenwriter
  • Dorcas Blackwood, 1st Baroness Dufferin and Claneboye, eldest daughter and co-heir of James Stevenson, of Killyleagh, County Down
  • Dorcas Tejeda in Inspirational as Actress
  • In 1917 drama, mystery movie, Love Letters, Dorcas Matthews portrayed Eleanor Dare.

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