Dorcas

September 12, 2015 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Greek variation of the Arabic name “Tabitha”, meaning “gazelle”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Dodie, Dody, Dor, Dora, Dorri, Dorrie, Dorry, Dory, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Dorcas Lapham, Mrs. Lapham’s second-oldest daughter, “built like Madge, but not so loud-voiced, nor as roughly good-natured”, who “thirsted for elegance” and is frequently “painfully prissy [and] proper”, in Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (written in 1943; set during the years leading up to the American Revolutionary War, 1773-1775).

WRITERS:
Dorcas Cochran Jewell (c.1903-1991), American lyricist and screenwriter.

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