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Girl Name: Dorothy

Name: Dorothy
Pronunciation: \d(o)-ro-thy\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: gift of God
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Doria
Sounds Like: Dorette, Doritt
Variant forms: Dasha, Dasya, Dodie, Dody, Doe, Doll, Dolley, Dolli, Dollie, Dolly, Doortje, Dora, Doretta, Dori, Dorika, Dorinda, Dorit, Dorita, Doritha, Dorlisa, Doro, Doronit, Dorota, Dorotea, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothee, Dortha, Dorrit, Dorthea, Dorthy, Dory, Dosha, Dosya, Dot, Dottey, Dottie, Dotty, Tea, Thea
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 10
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 19719

Description

Dorothy \d(o)-ro-thy\ as a girl's name is pronounced DOR-a-thee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Dorothy is "gift of God". Theodora is its synonym. Literary: the heroine of Frank Baum's "The Wonderful World of Oz", published in 1900. Writers Dorothy Parker, Dorothy Sayers; actresses Dorothy Gish, Dorothy Lamour.

Dorothy has 40 variant forms: Dasha, Dasya, Dodie, Dody, Doe, Doll, Dolley, Dolli, Dollie, Dolly, Doortje, Dora, Doretta, Dori, Dorika, Dorinda, Dorit, Dorita, Doritha, Dorlisa, Doro, Doronit, Dorota, Dorotea, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothee, Dortha, Dorrit, Dorthea, Dorthy, Dory, Dosha, Dosya, Dot, Dottey, Dottie, Dotty, Tea and Thea.

For more information, see also the related name Doria.

Baby names that sound like Dorothy are Dorette and Doritt.

View a list of the 7 names that reference Dorothy.

Popularity

Dorothy is a very popular first name for women (#10 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#19719 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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