Meaning and name origin
Dorotea \d(o)-ro-tea\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Dorotea is "gift of God". Dorotea is a variant of Dorothy (Greek): Theodora is its synonym. A birth name that is not commonly used. See also Tea.
Dorotea is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dorotea and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dorothy (#731) and Tea. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).