What does Dorothea mean?
Dorothea [dorothea] as a girls' name is a Greek name, and the name Dorothea means "gift of God". Dorothea is an alternate spelling of Dorothy (Greek): Theodora is its synonym. See also Thea and Theodora.
(male) Middle name pairings:
Dorothea Macey (D.M.), ..
How popular is Dorothea?
Dorothea is a very prominent first name for females (#587 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Dorothea reached its top rank of #185 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Dorothea are Doretta, Dorotha, Dorothy (#714 the previous year), Dortha, Dorthea, Dorthy, Thea (#464) and Theodora. Other forms, like Dorothee, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Dorothea reached its peak in the 1920s (usage of 5.26%) and is now significantly diminished (usage 0.05%, 99% less), with forms such as Dorothea becoming less in vogue. Thea is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Alathea, Alithea, Amalthea, Annthea (see Anthea), Anthea, Bethea, Brytnea (see Brittany), Cynthea, Dakota▲, Dantea, Dashea, Derora, Diantha, Dolorita, Domitia, Donata, Donatila, Donetta, Donisha, Donita, Doortje, Dora▼, Dorah, Doralina, Dorcey, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreen▼, Doreina (see Dora), Dorelle, Dorene, Dorette, Dorey, Doreyda, Doria, Doriana, Doriane, Dorianna, Dorice, Dorie, Dorika, Dorina, Dorine, Dorit, Doritt, Dorlisa, Dorma, Doro, Dorona, Dorreen, Dorria, Dorrie, Dorrinda, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorsea, Dorsie, Doryne (see Doreen), Doryse (see Doris), Dosha, Dottey (see Dorothy), Dottie▼, Drea, Drora, Elethea, Elthea, Filothea, Fortnea (see Fortney), Galathea, Matthea, Olethea, Orphea, Panthea, Penthea and Timothea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dorothea.See names in meaning and etymology.