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It is thought that this name is from a Gaelic word meaning daughter. Doreens are said to be strong in both body and mind. It is a common name in Germany and France but is spelt Dorene.
-- doreenrugby  8/6/2005
In the United States, this name is typically pronounced dor-EEN. [noted -ed]
-- Camilla  4/23/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Doreen here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
Adding the suffix "een" is an Irish thing, means "little" or something diminuitive. For example, "Pegeen" or "Michaeleen" etc.
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2007
Makes me think about some middle aged woman from the country. Not a very pretty name.
-- slight night shiver  4/22/2008
Doreen is my mother's name. And she has no real nicknames. My slow uncle calls her "Reen", which I think is kind of cute. My grandmother says she named her Doreen after a beautiful Irish girl she knew. I think Doreen as a second name is cute.
-- Gothiclovesick  5/13/2009
Doreen is the name of a character in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. She is a fellow intern at Mademoiselle magazine who is cautiously admired by the narrator Esther Greenwood.
-- leylaellen  7/17/2009
I saw one source list this name as coming from Irish Doireann, of which it said that Doireann its own turn came from Dorothea (Dorothy). Now, perhaps the origin listed in the database is the only correct one, but I think the similarities with the aforementioned names have caused people to use e.g. Doreen as a nickname or short form for Dorothy. I do know that this is the case in my country (The Netherlands), where names of Gaelic origin have never quite been so popular (historically speaking) and therefore people were more likely to use Doreen and especially Dorine as a short form for Dorothea. Dutch books and websites therefore also list these as coming from Dorothea, so perhaps there is some truth to the possibility of Doreen and Dorine coming from Dorothea. Just thought this might be of use to you. :)
-- Lucille  6/3/2010
Punctilious and appreciative of those with moral boundaries. Analytical and always trying to move forward with everything in life so nothing can hold “Doreen‘s” back, Doreen’s try to display acuity towards what to do next, while embracing every emotion as it comes as affirmations they are not dead. They thrive to achieve simplicity. The drama in their life is often drama from those around them which often has them weeding through acquaintances quickly and they generally know within a day if you will be a life long friend.
Doreen’s are always positive. They have a knack for finding something good in even the worst times in life.
Doreen’s can be unpredictable, resourceful, mysterious, and cleaver. You may think that you know this amazing, intellectual female, but you rarely ever do. Doreen‘s only allow you to know what they want you to know..
Faithful, loyal, and supportive to her friends. Resourceful and informative. In general, always one step ahead of everyone when it comes to the game of life.
Doreen’s have the strength to support themselves along with several other people. If they become your friend you have a friend for life. Just as much as these souls will spoil you and give you the shirt off of there backs, Cross them, and they are a force to be reckoned with.
I crossed paths with four Doreen's in my life. Only one spelled her name like this. My time with her was the most educational error of my life, I would have to say "She is the one that got away!"
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Pronounced DOR een in the UK, and most popular in the 1920s and 30s.
-- Pie  12/8/2013

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