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noun Dorn
A British ray; the thornback.

Etymology: Cf. G. dorn thorn, D. doorn, and G. dornfisch stickleback


Compare German Dorn (“thorn”).

  1. A British ray; the thornback.

dorn was also found in the following language(s): Breton, Cornish, and Irish

Notable Persons Named Dorn

Dorn Taylor is a baseball player. Dorn was born on August 11th, 1958 in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dorn

Michael Dorn is an actor, voice acting, and voice actor. He was most active from 1976 to present. Michael was born on December 9th, 1952 in Luling, Texas, U.S.


Earl Van Dorn is a military person.


Ivan Dorn is a funk, rapping, pop rock, and dance music musician. His ongoing career started in 2006. Ivan was given the name Ivan Alexandrovich Dorn on October 17th, 1988 in Cheliabinsk, USSR.


Dolores Dorn is an actress. She was most active from 1954 to 1980. Dolores was given the name Dolores M. Heft on March 3rd, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Dolores is also known as Heft and Dolores M..


Philip Dorn was an actor. His career lasted from 1934 to 1955. Philip was given the name Hein van der Niet on September 30th, 1901 in Scheveningen. Philip is also known as Frits van Dongen. He passed away on May 9th, 1975.


Dody was given the name Dody Jane Dorn on April 20th, 1955 in Santa Monica, California.


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Popularity of Dorn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dorn U.S.
  White 84.63% 64.26%
  African American 10.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dorn

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dorn

  • How Popular is the name Dorn? Dorn is the 24,635th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dorn was the 3,502nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dorn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 237 babies born with the first name Dorn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorn to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dorn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dorn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorn is Thursday, April 29th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Dorn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorn was in 1957 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dorn: Your name in reverse order is Nrod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dron. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dorn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,206 people with the last name Dorn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dorn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Dorn as their last name.

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