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Girl Name: Dorcas

Name: Dorcas
Pronunciation: \d(o)-rcas, dor-cas\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: gazelle
Origin: Greek
Sounds Like: Trixy, Trix
Variant forms: Dorcass, Dorcie, Dorkas
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1388
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 73443


Dorcas \d(o)-rcas, dor-cas\ as a girl's 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.

Dorcas has 3 variant forms: Dorcass, Dorcie and Dorkas.

Baby names that sound like Dorcas are Trixy and Trix.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Dorcas.


Dorcas is a very popular first name for women (#1388 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#73443 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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