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Gender: Female Meaning of Doreen: "sullen" Origin of Doreen: Variation of Dora; also Anglicized variation of Irish Doireann

The name Doreen is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "sullen". Doreen and is often added to lists like Midcentury Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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Famous People Named Doreen

Doreen Valiente, English Wiccan pioneer
Doreen Mantle, South African-British actress
Doreen Chanter, British singer of group the Chanter Sisters
Doreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, Jamaican-British MP
Doreen Carwithen, English composer
Doreen May "Dorinda" Stevens, English actress
Doreen Alderman, American dance instructor; first wife of actor Kelsey Grammer
Janice Doreen Dickinson, American supermodel
Stella Doreen McDermott (b. 2009), daughter of actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Pop Culture References for the name Doreen

Doreen, character in 2007 movie "Hairspray," twin of Noreen
Doreen Carter, character in movie "Get Carter"
Doreen Langston, character on TV's "American Gothic"
Doreen, main character in "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" (1915) and its sequels, including "Doreen" (1917), by C.J. Dennis
Doreen, character in the Chrono Trigger video game series
Doreen Lostock, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Doreen Fenwick, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Doreen Corkhill, character on British soap "Brookside"
Doreen Caliente, character in "Sims" series
Doreen Green aka Squirrel Girl, Marvel Comics superheroine

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