Given Name DORIAN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: DAWR-ee-ən (English), DAW-RYAHN (French)  [details]

Meaning & History

The name was first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891), which tells the story of a man whose portrait ages while he stays young. Wilde may have taken it from the name of the ancient Greek tribe the Dorians, or from the surname DORAN.
FEMININE FORM: Doriane (French)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Dorijan (Croatian), Doriano (Italian)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017