Infographic of Dorcas name meaning, which is “The little girl with the large, bright eyes,” from the Greek dorkas, the gazelle, a graceful African antelope known for its large, lustrous eyes. In the New Testament, a woman who spent her life making clothes for the poor. In Shakespeare’s Winter Tale, a shepherdess.
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Dorcas Name Popularity

How popular is the name Dorcas? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 1,102 5 0.001%
1913 708 24 0.0042%
1914 677 37 0.0053%
1915 716 48 0.0053%
1916 686 58 0.006%
1917 679 61 0.0061%
1918 779 47 0.0044%
1919 703 60 0.0057%
1920 644 83 0.0075%
1921 617 99 0.0086%
1922 685 72 0.0065%
1923 654 84 0.0075%
1924 811 50 0.0043%
1925 722 66 0.0058%
1926 655 79 0.0072%
1927 714 61 0.0055%
1928 1,034 22 0.0021%
1929 662 71 0.0069%
1930 948 26 0.0025%
1931 733 46 0.0047%
1932 647 67 0.0068%
1933 715 45 0.0048%
1934 729 47 0.0049%
1935 848 30 0.0031%
1936 1,024 17 0.0018%
1937 760 41 0.0042%
1938 740 47 0.0046%
1939 833 32 0.0031%
1940 811 39 0.0037%
1941 1,024 20 0.0018%
1942 956 31 0.0025%
1943 1,026 25 0.0019%
1944 1,053 22 0.0018%
1945 978 26 0.0021%
1946 934 41 0.0028%
1947 1,079 31 0.0019%
1948 1,065 31 0.0019%
1949 1,119 29 0.0018%
1950 1,074 34 0.0021%
1951 1,107 31 0.0018%
1952 1,107 33 0.0019%
1953 1,335 18 0.001%
1954 1,177 31 0.0017%
1955 982 57 0.0031%
1956 1,399 20 0.0011%
1957 1,133 43 0.0022%
1958 1,152 41 0.0022%
1959 1,295 28 0.0015%
1960 1,138 46 0.0024%
1961 1,321 31 0.0016%
1962 1,329 29 0.0016%
1963 1,219 38 0.0021%
1964 1,122 50 0.0028%
1965 1,779 11 0.0007%
1966 1,626 15 0.001%
1967 1,632 15 0.001%
1968 1,744 14 0.0009%
1969 1,579 21 0.0014%
1970 2,258 7 0.0004%
1971 0 0%
1972 1,752 16 0.0012%
1973 0 0%
1974 2,002 11 0.0008%
1975 2,149 9 0.0007%
1976 0 0%
1977 2,072 12 0.0009%
1978 1,904 16 0.0012%
1979 1,942 17 0.0012%
1980 2,828 6 0.0004%
1981 0 0%
1982 3,079 5 0.0003%
1983 2,368 10 0.0007%
1984 0 0%
1985 2,136 15 0.001%
1986 2,907 6 0.0004%
1987 0 0%
1988 2,941 7 0.0004%
1989 3,259 6 0.0004%
1990 2,675 12 0.0007%
1991 2,629 13 0.0008%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 3,163 7 0.0005%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 0 0%
1998 0 0%
1999 0 0%
2000 3,179 8 0.0005%
2001 0 0%
2002 0 0%
2003 3,632 5 0.0003%
2004 0 0%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 3,706 5 0.0004%
2012 3,399 6 0.0004%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 3,650 5 0.0003%
2016 3,648 5 0.0003%
2017 0 0%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%
2020 4,124 6 0.0005%

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What names are variants of Dorcas?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dorcass

Gazelle

Greek

Dorcie

Gazelle

Greek

Dorkas

Gazelle

Greek


What names sound like Dorcas?

If you like how Dorcas sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dorcas.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Trix

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin

Trixy

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin


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