Dorian (name)

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Dorian /ˈdɔəriən/ is a given name of Greek origin. In Greek the meaning of the name Dorian is: Of Doris, a district of Greece; or of Doros, a legendary Greek hero. Doros was the son of Hellen of Sparta (who was the daughter of Zeus and Leda). Doros was the founder of the Dorian tribe, and the most likely origin of Doros' name was the Greek word "doron", meaning "gift". The Dorians were an obscure, ancient Hellenic tribe that were supposed to have existed in the north-eastern regions of Greece, ancient Macedonia and Epirus.

Another possible origin of the name Dorian, is from the Greek "Dorios", meaning 'child of the sea' .[1]

Dorian may refer to:



  • Dorian Gray, fictional character in the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Dorian Hawkmoon, fictional character in the Eternal Champion books by Michael Moorcock
  • Dorian Lord, fictional character on the American television series One Life to Live
  • Dorian Ursuul, fictional character in the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
  • Dorian Pavus, fictional character in video game Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Dorian Havilliard, fictional character from the "Throne of Glass" series by Sarah J Maas.


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