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Boy Name: Dorsey

Name: Dorsey
Pronunciation: \d(o)-rsey, dor-sey\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Dorsey's also a girl name)
Meaning: from Orsay
Origin: French
Sounds Like: Darsey, Darsy, Darcey
Variant forms: Dorsee, Dorsie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1216
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 604


Dorsey \d(o)-rsey, dor-sey\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Dorsey). Probably from the French d'Orsay, meaning "from Orsay". Band leader Tommy Dorsey; football player Dorsey Levens.

Dorsey has 2 variant forms: Dorsee and Dorsie.

Baby names that sound like Dorsey are Darsey, Darsy and Darcey.


Dorsey is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1216 out of 1220) but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#604 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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