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PronouncedPron.DAWR-ee-ən English

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 FormDoriane French
Other Languages & CulturesDorijan Croatian Doriano Italian
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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute