Dorian

Gender: Masculine
Origin: English
Meaning: “Dorian.”
(DORE-ee-an)

The name seems to be derived from the name of a Greek tribe, the Dorians. In Classical Greece, many ancient authors attributed all Greeks as being descendants of the Dorian.

It is believed that the Irish author, Oscar Wilde, first used the name, for his character in the semi-eponymous novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891).

As of 2009, Dorian was the 48th most popular male name in Croatia, while his more slavicized form of Dorijan was the 68th most popular male name in Croatia. His rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 85 (Hungary, 2010)
  • # 89 (France, 2009)
  • # 500 (United States, 2010)

Other forms of the name include:

  • Dorijan (Croatian)
  • Dorian (Croatian/English/French/German/Hungarian/Polish/Romanian/Slovene)
  • Dorián (Hungarian)
  • Doriano (Italian)
  • Dorin (Romanian)

Feminine forms include:

  • Doria (English)
  • Doriane (French)
  • Dorina (Hungarian/Romanian)
  • Doriana (Italian/Romanian)