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Origin: Greek
Meaning: A Dorian

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dorian

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dorian in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dorian:

  • Records indicate that 16,629 boys in the United States have been named Dorian since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 639 people in the U.S. were given the name Dorian. Those people are now 21 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Dorian

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      12 Positive Comments

  • "Hi, my name is actually also Dorian. and most people think at the name is weird, most people don't even know what the name means. Dorian means " Child Of The Sea ". Does it sound like a creative name." Feb. 22, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love my name Dorian. Get compliments all the time over it. Very unique as well. Never met anyone with the same name yet!" Jul. 9, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?m a girl, and my name is Dorian, in high school everyone called me Dori because it was easier to remember, I was also called other names such as Doris and Dora, I have never met someone with the same name as me, it?s very unique and I love it" Feb. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Dorian. We loved the name as soon as we heard it. I was surprised to see it is used for girls, but hey why not. Dorian is almost 3." Dec. 7, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dorian is a Male name. Please check your Greek History ...." Nov. 17, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dorian. Everyone he meets loves his uncommon name. His initials are DVS. It should be a good time for him, as he gets older. He's 5 at the time of this comment." Nov. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson Dorian was born in 2000. People asked if he was named after "The Portrait of Dorian Gray". He was named for the "good" brother in a Drew Barrymore movie. People think we are saying "Doreen" and are confused that he is a boy." May. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dorian MacHenry.I love the name Dorian. I wanted to name him after my step-dad who's name is Mack Henry Lewis. So, out of that, came the middle name MacHenry." Sep. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dorian is unique, yet easy to pronounce and spell. Those are the reasons I chose to use the name for my son who is 3. I get compliments on his name ALL the time!" Jul. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 year old is named Dorian after her father. I love the name and I think it is very unique. I love that my daughter is named after my husband. How cool is that?" May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY BROTHER IT IS A EASY NAME TO SPELL MY NAME IS Ashabiki" Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've never met anyone else with the same name as me. I've heard of a few here and there, but never met anyone else. I'm the only Dorian that most people ever meet as well, and get compliments all the time for having a "unique" name." Jan. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Non Gender Specific and a hard name for people to remember, pronounce and spell. Often confused with Darius, Darren or Damon." Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "We named our son Dorian in 1987 simply because of the beautiful sound. His name was Dorian Alessandro. Gift of strength. He was a great soul who passed in 2016 at the age of 29" Apr. 7, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Dorian in 1987. It?s a very beautiful name." Feb. 13, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dorian.its strong yet beautiful name,just like he is" May. 14, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Isn't Dorian a unisex name? I know a girl named Dorian and I've heard of it as being a feminine name as well." Apr. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dori, but my sister calls me Dorian, which I don't mind." Aug. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 13 year old daughters middle name is Dorian. I was going to name her Dorian Jade but she is an Ivy Dorian." Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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