Dorcas

First Name
7k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
257
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dorcas

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Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek δορκάς (dorkás, “gazelle”), translation of Tabitha in the Bible.

  1. A woman who is said, in the Bible, to have been restored to life by Peter.
  2. A female given name of biblical origin.
  3. (now historical) Used attributively of a ladies' association within the church in order to make and distribute clothes for the poor.

Dorcas was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Dorcas

Doe Avedon was a model, actress, and model (people). Doe was given the name Dorcas Marie Nowell on April 7th, 1925 in Old Westbury, New York, U.S. Doe is also known as Betty Harper, Doe Avedon Siegel, Nowell, Dorcas Marie; Harper, Betty; Avedon Siegel, and Doe. She passed away on December 23rd, 2011.

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Darkey Kelly was a procuring (prostitution) and madam. Darkey was given the name Dorcas Kelly . Darkey is also known as Darkey, Darky, and Dorcas Stuart. She breathed her last breath on January 7th, 1761.

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Dorcas was given the name Dorcas Esop in 1770 in Nantucket. She passed away in 1855.

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Dorcas Hardy is a Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Commissioner of theSocial Security Administration. Dorcas was born on July 18th, 1946 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dorcas

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How popular is the baby name Dorcas in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 11 0
1881 6 6 0
1882 12 12 0
1883 8 8 0
1884 14 14 0
1885 7 7 0
1886 9 9 0
1887 11 11 0
1888 15 15 0
1889 11 11 0
1890 15 15 0
1891 6 6 0
1892 11 11 0
1893 20 20 0
1894 16 16 0
1895 19 19 0
1896 14 14 0
1897 19 19 0
1898 16 16 0
1899 9 9 0
1900 15 15 0
1901 15 15 0
1902 22 22 0
1903 23 23 0
1904 16 16 0
1905 24 24 0
1906 24 24 0
1907 31 31 0
1908 27 27 0
1909 29 29 0
1910 34 34 0
1911 44 44 0
1912 45 45 0
1913 56 56 0
1914 79 79 0
1915 86 86 0
1916 114 114 0
1917 101 101 0
1918 106 106 0
1919 106 106 0
1920 126 126 0
1921 140 140 0
1922 125 125 0
1923 142 142 0
1924 108 108 0
1925 130 130 0
1926 126 126 0
1927 111 111 0
1928 87 87 0
1929 116 116 0
1930 75 75 0
1931 98 98 0
1932 113 113 0
1933 94 94 0
1934 104 104 0
1935 81 81 0
1936 63 63 0
1937 78 78 0
1938 101 101 0
1939 79 79 0
1940 86 86 0
1941 63 63 0
1942 83 83 0
1943 70 70 0
1944 69 69 0
1945 65 65 0
1946 88 88 0
1947 73 73 0
1948 83 83 0
1949 70 70 0
1950 71 71 0
1951 74 74 0
1952 79 79 0
1953 70 70 0
1954 82 82 0
1955 107 107 0
1956 78 78 0
1957 87 87 0
1958 74 74 0
1959 74 74 0
1960 95 95 0
1961 80 80 0
1962 88 88 0
1963 77 77 0
1964 87 87 0
1965 66 66 0
1966 60 60 0
1967 51 51 0
1968 48 48 0
1969 57 57 0
1970 45 45 0
1971 37 37 0
1972 44 44 0
1973 37 37 0
1974 41 41 0
1975 37 37 0
1976 41 41 0
1977 44 44 0
1978 49 49 0
1979 45 45 0
1980 44 44 0
1981 39 39 0
1982 37 37 0
1983 32 32 0
1984 26 26 0
1985 45 45 0
1986 33 33 0
1987 26 26 0
1988 26 26 0
1989 26 26 0
1990 31 31 0
1991 34 34 0
1992 25 25 0
1993 31 31 0
1994 33 33 0
1995 25 25 0
1996 27 27 0
1997 23 23 0
1998 21 21 0
1999 25 25 0
2000 27 27 0
2001 18 18 0
2002 21 21 0
2003 22 22 0
2004 20 20 0
2005 27 27 0
2006 18 18 0
2007 20 20 0
2008 23 23 0
2009 21 21 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 27 27 0
2012 22 22 0
2013 25 25 0
2014 22 22 0
2015 30 30 0
2016 26 26 0
2017 22 22 0

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Popularity of Dorcas as a first name

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Popularity of Dorcas as a last name

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Common last names for Dorcas

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  • Brown
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  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dorcas U.S.
  White 74.71% 64.26%
  African American 11.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dorcas

People with the last name Dorcas are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dorcas

  • How Popular is the name Dorcas? Dorcas is the 3,085th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dorcas was the 75,069th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dorcas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,039 babies born with the first name Dorcas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorcas to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dorcas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Dorcas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorcas is Sunday, March 12th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Dorcas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorcas was in 1923 with a total of 142 babies.
  • Random Dorcas Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dorcas is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Dorcas: Your name in reverse order is Sacrod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Acsodr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dorcas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 257 people with the last name Dorcas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dorcas? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dorcas as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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