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pinWhat does Dorothy mean?

Dorothy /do-ro-thy/ as a girls' 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 variants: 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, Dorrit, Dortha, Dorthea, Dorthy, Dory, Dosha, Dosya, Dot, Dottey, Dottie, Dotty, Tea and Thea.

Affiliated girl name: Doria.

Kreatif forms: Deirothy, Derothy, Diorothy. [more]

pinHow popular is Dorothy?

Dorothy is a very popular first name for females (#10 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#25845 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the birth name history of Dorothy for girls. Dorothy reached its top position of #2 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is currently at #731. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorothy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dorothy outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of Dorothy and related names. Thea (#776 in 2014), Dosha, Dorthy, Dottie, Tea, Theodora, Dortha, Dollie, Dori, Dora, Dorinda, Dorotha, Dorothea and Dolly are the prominent alternative forms of Dorothy (#731 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Dorothy was common among parents during 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.412%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.033%, 92%), with versions such as Dora, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dolly and Dollie becoming somewhat dated. Dorothy is the steady favorite, although Thea seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorothy, Dollie, Dolly, Dora, Dori in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorinda, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dortha, Dorthy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dosha, Dottie, Tea, Thea, Theodora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thea outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Dorah, Dorcey, Dorette, Dorey, Doritt, Dorona, Dorry, Dorsay, Dorsey and Marthy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dorothy.