Dorian - boys name

Dorian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 85%

Dorian name meaning:

The name Dorian is of Greek origin and is derived from the name Doros, which means "gift of the gods" or "gift of Zeus." It is also associated with the ancient Greek region of Doris. Dorian is a strong and masculine name that carries a sense of power and nobility. In Greek mythology, the Dorians were a tribe known for their bravery and military prowess.

The name Dorian became popularized by Oscar Wilde's famous novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray." The protagonist, Dorian Gray, is a young man who is handsome, charming, and seductive but becomes corrupted by his own vanity and immoral desires. This literary association has added a layer of complexity to the name, giving it a dark and mysterious undertone.

Overall, the name Dorian has a rich historical and mythological background. It carries connotations of strength, beauty, and divine favor. It is a name that exudes confidence and charm, but also hints at the potential for inner struggles and the consequences of indulgence.

Origin: Greek

Form of Dore. A gift.


Unisex names

Related names

Dore , Dori, Doria, Dorian

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Overall UK ranking: 729 out of 4789

47 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Dorian

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