US Popularity:9711
Dorcas is a feminine name of Greek origin. Translating to “gazelle,” this name a unique choice if you can already sense that baby will have a spring in their step. Dorcas was also the Greek name for Tabitha, a biblical figure who is seen as a saint in both the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church. You might also recognise this name from the minor Harry Potter character Dorcas Meadows. Whether you want baby to share your faith or embrace their elegant spirit, the name Dorcas makes for a classic reminder.

Dorcas Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Dorcas is currently #1271 on The Bump
Girl:Dorcas is currently #927 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Dorcas is currently #9711 in U.S. births
Girl:Dorcas is currently #5580 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 524
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 126

  • Behind the Name, Dorcas, May 2020

  • Abarim Publications, Dorcas

  • Name Doctor, Dorcas

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