Dorcas

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Dorcas


Gender: Feminine
Language
: English
Etymology:
Dorcas is a Greek name meaning “Gazelle.” It is considered a translation of the name of the Aramaic name Tabitha.

History:
Dorcas was a name used by the early Christians and can be found in the New Testament. As such, it was revived by 17th century English Puritans.
Unlikely to be used much today, due to the similarity with the derogatory term “dork.”

Pronunciation: dor-kas.

Diminutives:
English: Dorie, Dorrie, Dorry.

Alternates: Dorkas, Dorcass.

Famous Bearers:
Religious Figures:
Dorcas (Tabitha)
In the New Testament, a woman of Joppa raised by the dead by St. Peter.

Popularity:
Percentage from the 1990 U.S. Census:
0.005 % named Dorcas

Popularity of Dorcas:
Popularity (for newborns)
:
In the United States...
1900-1910: 764th most popular.
1910-1920: 730th most popular.
1920-1930: 656th most popular.
1930-1940: 836th most popular.
1940-2000: N/A



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