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Dorian Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Dorian is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Dorian is "of the dorian tribe, gift, from doris, greece".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 535 in baby name popularity for boys with 513 occurrences.  It ranked 6737 in popular baby names for girls with 18 occurrences. 

View the Dorian Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dorian has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dorian to other names.


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Related Names

The names Doriane, Doriano, Dorin are all forms of Dorian.

Other Tidbits

Dorian falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dorian in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dorian.

Just for fun, see the name Dorian in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Dorian in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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