Dorian Name Meaning & Origin

Dorian

Pronunciation: DOH-ree-ən (key)

Origin of the name Dorian:

Derived from the Greek Dōrios, one of the four main tribes of ancient Greece who settled in the mountainous area known as Doris. Var: Doran.

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Comments and insights on the name Dorian

Isn't there a poem that goes: "Here lies the body of Dorian Gray who died while taking the right of way"?

Personal experiences with the name Dorian

Most people have gender confusion with this name. My mother has always told me that it's a boy's name that later became unisex. To this day, I receive mail marked Ms.!

Dorian is my son's name, no gender confusion yet with the name. But it fits him well. He closely resembles dorian grey (personality)--scary!! But hes got a heart of gold.

Nicknames for Dorian

Dory, Dor

Meanings and history of the name Dorian
Famous real-life people named Dorian

Dorian Harewood, Actor. "Gothika", "Full Metal Jacket"
Dorian Yeates, Professional Body Builder

Dorian in song, story & screen

Dorian Gray, the beautiful and amoral subject of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Dorian Pavus, the Tevinter Altus mage from the Bioware game, Dragon Age Inquisition.

Dorian Havilliard in the Throne of Glass series.

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