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Gender: M Pronunciation: DAW-ree-un Origin of Dorian: Greek, name of a tribe Dorian's Popularity in 2016: #542

The Dorians were an ancient Greek tribe, one of the three major pre-Spartan tribes. It was introduced as a first name by Oscar Wilde in his 1890 novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the story of a narcissistic character who retains his youthful good looks while his portrait in the attic ages grotesquely. Despite this negative reference, Dorian's attributes have kept it consistently on the boys' list since the 1960s.

Dorian also has a musical reference, being the name of one of the modes.

Actor Dorian Harewood has been a familiar presence in movies and on TV.

Rhythmic and unusual, Dorian makes a distinctive choice.

Famous People Named Dorian

(Willie) Dorian Harewood, American actor
Dorian Kingi, American stuntman/actor and son of actress Lindsay Wagner
Dorian Missick, American actor
Dorian Edward West, English rugby union player
Dorian Alan Peña, Filipino-Brazilian-American basketball player
Dorian van Rijsselberghe, Dutch windsurfer
Dorian Jordan, son of musician and reality TV personality Stevie J ("Love & Hip Hop Atlanta")

Pop Culture References for the name Dorian

Dorian Havilliard, main character in Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series
"The Picture of Dorian Gray," novel by Oscar Wilde
Jonathan Michael "J.D." Dorian, character on TV's "Scrubs"
Dorian the DRN Robot, character on TV's "Almost Human"
Dorian Long, character on TV's "Moesha"
Dorian Pavus, character in video game "Dragon Age: Inquisition"
Dorian Lagatos, main character in 2004 film "Dorian Blues"
Dorian Hawkmoon, character in Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion series
Dorian Heywood, character on TV sitcom "A Different World"

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