Dorian

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

Origin and Meaning

English name

Early 20th century coinage, apparently invented by Oscar Wilde, who used it for the main character in The Portrait of Dorian Gray (1891)

He probably took it from Late Latin Dorianus, from Greek Dorieus, a member of the Greek-speaking people who settled in the Peloponnese in pre-classical times. Dorian would thus be a male form of Doris. [1]

Related Names

Dorian
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Dorian
Genitive: Dorians
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Dorian
Genitive: Dorianin
Partitive: Doriania
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Dorian
Genitive: Dorians
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Dorian
Genitive: Dorians

Further Information

Namesakes

Dorian Gray, invented by Oscar Wilde, is a dissolute rake who retains unblemished youthful good looks; in the attic of his home is a portrait which does his ageing for him, gradually acquiring all the outward marks of his depravity. [1]

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[2]
1 5 130 203
Norway Norway[3]
0 n.a. 67 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 24 n.a.
Finland Finland[5]
0 0 n.a. 37
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Dorian(m) Sources: [2][4][3][5]

Sources: [2] [4] [3] [5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi