Name: Dorcas

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dorcas

  • Meaning:
    Doe, gazelle
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  • Pronunciation:
    (DOR kas)
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    Itself (Dorcas)
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Miscellaneous Info for Dorcas

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In the New Testament, Dorcas is a woman whom the apostle Peter raised from the dead. Though rather popular in times past, Dorcas is now rarely used in the English speaking world, perhaps due to its similarity to the derogatory word "dork."

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