Dorcas Name Meaning & Origin

Dorcas

Pronunciation: DOHR-kis (key)

Origin of the name Dorcas:

Derived from the Greek dorkas (gazelle).The name was borne by a Christian woman of Joppa who devoted herself to works of charity. Through the prayers of Peter, she was raised from the dead, which led to many converting to Christianity.

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Dorky, Dork-brain, Dory, Didi, D

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One of the brides (played by the exquisite Julie Newmar) in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is named Dorcas.

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