Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Ben Barnes as Dorian in "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Origin: Greek
Meaning: "from Doris"
Gender: masculine
Pronunciation: DAWR-ee-ən

Although the name is Greek meaning "from Doris", it can also come from the Gaelic name Doireann meaning "tempestuous weather". The name was created by Oscar Wilde for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. The Dorians were also one of the four mayor Greek tribes.

   Related names:

Doria - English (f)
Doriane - French (f)
Doriano - Italian (m)
Dorijan - Croatian (m)
Dorin - Romanian (m)
Dorina - Romanian (f)

Dorian is ranked #554 in the United States, #48 in Croatia, #114 in France, and #291 in Netherlands.

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