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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dorrell

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Alt. Meaning

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

R is for romantic, hopelessly so

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dorrell

Stephen Dorrell is a Chair of the Health Select Committee, for Charnwood, for Loughborough, Chair of theHealth Select Committee, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Employment, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Secretary of State for Health, Secretary of State for Na. Stephen was born on March 25th, 1952 in Worcester.


Karl Dorrell is a college coach. Karl was born on December 18th, 1963 in Alameda, California.


George Thomas Dorrell is a military person.


Scholanda Dorrell is a basketball player for the Tulsa Shock, Sacramento Monarchs, and San Antonio Stars. Scholanda was born on January 9th, 1983 in Miami.


Arthur Dorrell was a soccer player for the Aston Villa F.C., Port Vale F.C., and England national football team. Arthur was born on March 30th, 1896 in Small Heath, Birmingham, England. He left this life on September 13th, 1942.



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Popularity of Dorrell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dorrell U.S.
  White 87.54% 64.26%
  African American 4.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.06% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dorrell

People with the last name Dorrell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dorrell

  • How Popular is the name Dorrell? Dorrell is the 19,668th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dorrell was the 19,138th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dorrell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 363 babies born with the first name Dorrell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorrell 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 Dorrell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Dorrell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorrell is Friday, February 10th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Dorrell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorrell was in 1986 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dorrell: Your name in reverse order is Llerrod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rdoelrl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dorrell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,420 people with the last name Dorrell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dorrell? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dorrell as their last name since less than 1 person in 208k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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