"doe, gazelle"

Dorcas Origin and Meaning

The name Dorcas is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "doe, gazelle".

Classic name used by the Romans, the Puritans, and the Bard, but pretty much taboo today due to the objectionable connotations of both its front and back ends.

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Dorcas Rank in US Top 1000

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Dorcas Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dorcas Popularity

Famous People Named Dorcas

  • Dorcasdisciple from Joppa in Acts of the Apostles (9:36–42)
  • Dorcas Marie "Doe" AvedonAmerican model and actress
  • Dorcas Wright "Dede" GardnerAmerican film producer
  • Dorcas Blackwood1st Baroness Dufferin and Claneboye
  • Dorcas MatthewsEnglish,American silent film actress
  • Dorcas R. Hardy10th Commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration
  • Dorcas MartinEnglish bookseller and translator
  • Dorcas CochranAmerican lyricist
  • Dorcas Ajoke AdesokanNigerian badminton player
  • Dorcas GyimahGhanaian sprinter
  • Dorcas DenhartogAmerican skier
  • Dorcas Nakhomicha NdasabaKenyan volleyball player
  • Dorcas Hoaraccused witch during the Salem trials
  • Dorcus InzikuruUgandan steeplechase runner

Dorcas in Pop Culture

  • Dorcas Meadowescharacter in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Dorcas Clarecharacter in "The Merry Devil of Edmonton"
  • Dorcas Lanecharacter in "Lark Rise to Candleford"
  • Dorcas Gailencharacter in film "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
  • Dorcas Brandonbeautiful but apathetic heiress in "Wylder's Hand" (1864) by Sheridan Le Fanu; cousin to, and formerly engaged to, Mark Wylder (inheritor of the Brandon estates, who suddenly breaks off their engagement)
  • Dorcas Loomcharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Dorcas Saxtorphcharacter in "Inconstant Star' by Poul Anderson
  • Dorcascharacter in Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Dorcascharacter in film "My Life in Ruins"
  • Dorcascharacter in Arthur Sullivan's light opera "Haddon Hall"
  • Dorcascharacter in opera "Thomas and Sally" by Thomas Arne
  • Dorcascharacter in "Jazz" by Toni Morrison
  • Dorcascharacter in "Rose Madder" by Stephen King
  • Dorcascharacter in "The Shadow of the Torturer" by Gene Wolfe
  • Dorcas Malvincharacter in "Roger Malvin's Burial" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Dorcas Rivascharacter in Filipino TV series "Beauty Queen"
  • Dorcas Harrowcharacter in "Beasts" by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Dorcas Leigh aka Godivacharacter in DC Comics
  • Dorcasina Sheldonnovel,reading central character of Tabitha Tenney's "Female Quixotism" (1801; satire on the sentimental novels popular in America in the later 18th and earlier 19th centuries)
  • Dorcascharacter on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina