Name: Dorian

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dorian

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    (DOR ee an)
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    Itself (Dorian)
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    English speaking countries
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    Oscar Wilde is the first to use Dorian as a given name in his famous novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray".
    The Dorians were one of the principal ancient Greek tribes. The name might be derived from them, via the Latin "Dorianus".

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