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Dorian

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: From the Sea
  • #1526 All Time
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How popular is the name "Dorian" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 8 0 8
1919 15 7 8
1920 13 6 7
1921 15 6 9
1922 8 0 8
1923 5 0 5
1924 17 6 11
1925 10 5 5
1926 12 7 5
1928 7 7 0
1929 14 7 7
1931 8 0 8
1932 8 8 0
1933 10 0 10
1934 8 0 8
1935 12 5 7
1936 5 5 0
1937 12 5 7
1938 14 5 9
1939 18 7 11
1940 16 6 10
1941 19 5 14
1942 10 0 10
1943 8 0 8
1944 15 5 10
1945 49 17 32
1946 76 15 61
1947 86 30 56
1948 85 36 49
1949 93 35 58
1950 79 37 42
1951 79 35 44
1952 71 36 35
1953 117 55 62
1954 107 50 57
1955 119 51 68
1956 97 42 55
1957 129 63 66
1958 114 62 52
1959 133 80 53
1960 144 88 56
1961 126 61 65
1962 154 85 69
1963 122 54 68
1964 117 50 67
1965 93 35 58
1966 118 31 87
1967 111 25 86
1968 126 34 92
1969 171 35 136
1970 189 43 146
1971 227 40 187
1972 242 36 206
1973 392 99 293
1974 339 110 229
1975 292 69 223
1976 273 69 204
1977 307 83 224
1978 268 89 179
1979 298 79 219
1980 259 94 165
1981 243 79 164
1982 324 103 221
1983 341 125 216
1984 310 108 202
1985 299 75 224
1986 270 83 187
1987 348 97 251
1988 365 74 291
1989 397 63 334
1990 419 62 357
1991 436 71 365
1992 456 86 370
1993 455 93 362
1994 462 92 370
1995 499 91 408
1996 478 83 395
1997 473 81 392
1998 524 103 421
1999 517 97 420
2000 703 64 639
2001 677 75 602
2002 650 64 586
2003 619 60 559
2004 660 66 594
2005 668 47 621
2006 622 44 578
2007 584 43 541
2008 684 43 641
2009 554 30 524
2010 544 30 514
2011 509 21 488
2012 485 22 463
2013 508 25 483
2014 531 18 513

Want to know about the populiarty of Dorian? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,703 babies born with the name Dorian in the United States. That's more than enough Dorians to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dorian" was in 2008 with a total of 641 babies.

According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dorian" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 15 babies in California have the same name as you in 1978. Across the entire United States a total of only 268 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Dorian popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Dorian in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dorian" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dorian as well as things modernly associated with the name Dorian such as celebrities named Dorian.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Dorian

The name "Dorian" is of Greek origin, and it means "From the Sea". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Dorian Gregory

Dorian Gregory is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Dorian was born in 1971 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Dorian Missick

Dorian was born in 1976 in East Orange, New Jersey.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nairod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oaidnr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Dorian born Dec 1, 1951

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1100. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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