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Gender: F Meaning of Dorcas: "doe, gazelle" Origin of Dorcas: Greek

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.

Famous People Named Dorcas

Dorcas Marie Nowell (known professionally as Doe Avedon), model and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Dorcas

Dorcas Meadowes, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Lady Dorcas Clare, character in "The Merry Devil of Edmonton"
Dorcas Lane, character in "Lark Rise to Candleford"
Dorcas Gailen, character in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954 film)
Dorcas Brandon, beautiful 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 Loom, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Dorcasina Sheldon, novel-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)

Dorcia, Dorkas