Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Dorcas f. Ancient Greek δορκάς 'gazelle'.

The epithet of the Biblical character Tabitha. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Dorcas.

The name first came into use in England in the 16th C.

England
Early Modern English
1573 Dorcas StAnthonlin p. 22; 1575/6 Dorcas BEmar-vol1 p. 10; 1590 Dorcas StAnthonlin p. 34, Dorques ibid. p. 34; 1592 Dorcas ibid. p. 35
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Dorcas". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Dorcas.