What does Dorothy mean?
Dorothy [dorothy] 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:
(female) Darothy, Derothy, ..
(male) Dorody, Dorote, ..
How 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 #714. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a charted analysis of the history of Dorothy and related names. Thea (#464 in 2015), Dora (#1966), Dorthy, Dorthea, Theodora, Dosha, Dot, Dotty, Dortha, Dottie, Tea, Dorothea, Dollie, Doll, Dodie, Dolly, Doretta, Dorotha, Dorinda, Dori and Dasha are the prominent alternative forms of Dorothy (#714 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Dorothy was common among parents during 1920-1929 (adoption of 5.43%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.06%, ▼99%), with versions such as Theodora becoming somewhat dated. Dorothy is the steady favorite, although Thea seems to be gaining popularity too.