Name used by the poets Boiardo and Ariosto in their Orlando poems (1495 and 1532), where it belongs to a Saracen princess. Boiardo perhaps intended it to mean "gift of the dawn" from Greek δῶρον (doron) "gift" and λύκη (lyke) "dawn", or he may have formed it from a contraction of DORA and ALICE. This name was subsequently used by the Italian writer Giovanni Francesco Straparola in his collection of fairy tales The Facetious Nights of Straparola (1550), and was also used for characters in multiple operas, including John Dryden's Marriage à la mode (1673) and Antonio Salieri's Il ricco d'un giorno (1784). More recently it was employed by the Brazilian musician Dorival Caymmi in his song Doralice, which was covered by João Gilberto in 1960. A known bearer is Brazilian footballer Doralice Santos (1963-).