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Gender: Female Meaning of Dulcie: "sweet" Origin of Dulcie: Latin, diminutive of Dulcibella

The name Dulcie is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "sweet". Dulcie and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

From the experts:

A sweet-meaning and sounding name dating back to the Roman Empire, and later found in the antebellum South, Dulcie has in the modern era been heard most often in Australia.

In Agatha Christie's mystery Murder on the Links, there are twin sisters named Dulcie and Bella, who were a vaudeville duo known as "The Dulcibella Kids." In Don Quixote, the hero's love is Dulcinea.

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Famous People Named Dulcie

(Elizabeth) Dulcie Boling, Australian magazine editor
Dulcie Mildred Cohen, Australian pianist and composer
Dulcie Cooper, Australian actress
(Mary Elizabeth Kathleen) Dulcie Deamer, Australian novelist
Dulcie Winifred Catherine Gray, British actress
Dulcie Sybil Holland, Australian pianist and composer
Dulcie Howes, South African ballerina
Dulcie Kanatopsky, Australian writer and broadcaster
Dulcie Dornan (b. 2013), daughter of actor Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner

Pop Culture References for the name Dulcie

Dulcie Duveen, in "The Murder on the Links" by Agatha Christie
Dulcie Grimstone, character in "Vice Versa" by F. Anstey
Dulcie Jones, main character in "Defining Dulcie" by Paul Acampora
Dulcie Landis, character in "Mystery Ride" by Robert Boswell
Dulcie Wintle, a character in "Dancing Shoes" by Noel Streatfield
Dulcie, in "Deep and Dark and Dangerous" by Mary Downing Hahn
Dulcie, character in film "Drive Me Crazy"
"Dulcie's Adventure," 1916 silent film based on a novel by R. Strauss
Dulse, a seaweed used in Irish cooking

Dulcita, Dulciana, Dulcine

Dulcie's International Variations

Dulcet, Dulcette (French) Dulcinea (Italian)


meggyweg Says:


My mom nearly named me Dulcie. I'm not sure why; maybe because she enjoys playing the dulcimer. I'm so glad she didn't name me that! I really don't like the name at all, it just sounds ugly.

Starelli Says:


The word 'dull' stands out to me. I wish I liked this name more.

Hailey Says:


My cousin just had Dulciana Amalie, and she is Dulcie. It fits that tiny baby absolutely perfectly--she is beautiful and wears it like the little sweetie she is!

MeganJoy Says:


My brother is friends with a Dulcimer. Dulcie would be a cute nn

ARead Says:


makes me think of a hammer dulcimer, but that's no bad thing