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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Dorcas

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Dorcas in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Dorcas:

  • Records indicate that 4,038 girls in the United States have been named Dorcas since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1923, when 143 people in the U.S. were given the name Dorcas. Those people are now 97 years old.

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    Comments about the name Dorcas

    56% Approval Rating
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      5 Positive Comments

  • "I love the name Dorcas that is what my dad called me some people don't love the name but I do" Sep. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dorcas and I like it. Other people don't know it but it is known in Christian circles. I think it is an elegant classy name and not a modern trendy name. I have never met anyone else called Dorcas just myself." Aug. 14, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Dorcas and people say that's a lovely name but they are usually Christians and know the meaning. I think other people don't know it. I like it because no one else has it. However sometimes people spell it wrong and it looks awful." May. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Can't wait to call my baby daughter this fantastic name! Hope it comes back in a big way. Rooting for you" Sep. 25, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Dorcas and often people say that it is a lovely name. Usually they would be Christian people who know that Dorcas was a disciple in the New Testament who made garments for the poor people. However I frequently get it spelt wrong which can be annoying. Mostly I like my name as it has a lovely meaning." Apr. 27, 2018: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "always sounds like dork-ass to me. not a complimentary name!!" Dec. 22, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seems unfortunate that it might be construed as a feminine form of Dork" Aug. 21, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name hasn?t lead to anything but bullying and while the context is beautiful, in the context of the 21st century this is a terrible name." Oct. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think of an English professor's comment when discussing a novel in which a Dorcas was a character, "Now there's a name that's fallen out of fashion for whatever reasons."" Apr. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "Hate the last name, I?ve always gotten bullied for it" Aug. 11, 2020: Report as inappropriate

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