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What does Doretta mean?

Doretta \d(o)-retta, dor(et)-ta\ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Doretta is "gift from God". Variant of Dora or Theodora.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Dorothy.


Doretta has 49 related variations via Dora, Theodora: Dodee, Dodi, Dodie, Dody, Dora, Dorae, Dorah, Doralee, Doraleene, Doralia, Doralice, Doralicia, Doralina, Doralisha, Doralyn, Doralynn, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreen, Doreina, Dorelia, Dorelle, Dorena, Dorene, Dorette, Doreyda, Doria, Dorie, Dorina, Dorinda, Dorine, Dorita, Dorlisa, Dorrie, Dory, Fedora, Feodora, Fyodora, Teddey, Teddie, Tedra, Teodora, Teodory, Theadora, Theda, Theo, Theodosia and Todora.


Doretta is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3085 out of 4276, Top 72%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent variation forms of Doretta (#unlisted) are Dorothy (#731 last year), Theda, Theo, Theodora, Theodosia, Dorine, Doreen, Dorene, Dorinda and Dora. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.3453%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.0269%, down 92.2%), with forms like Doreen, Dorene, Dora, Theodosia and Theodora falling out of style. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Doretta and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dora, Doreen, Dorene, Dorinda, Dorine, Dorothy, Theda, Theo, Theodora, Theodosia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Doretta and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Doretta is alike in pronunciation to Dorota and Dorotea. Other suggested similar baby names are Coretta, Donetta, Doritha, Doritt, Dorotha, Dortha, Koretta and Loretta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Doretta.