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What does Dorrit mean?

Dorrit Pronunciation of Dorrit [dor-rit] as a girls' name. Diminutive of Dorothy. Probably comes from Charles Dickens's novel "Little Dorrit".

Associated with: novel (literary), little.


Dorrit has 2 variants: Dorita and Doritt.

18 more alternative forms via Dorothy: Dodie, Dolli, Dollie, Dora, Doretta, Dori, Dorika, Dorit, Doritha, Dorlisa, Doro, Doronit, Dorota, Dortha, Dorthy, Dory, Dot and Dottie.

Creative forms:
(female) Derrit, Dorde, ..

(male) Dordee, Dordo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dorrit Marie (D.M.), ..

How popular is Dorrit?

Dorrit is a rare first name for females. Dorrit is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Dorothy (#714 the previous year), Dora (#1966), Dottie, Dorthy, Dot, Dortha, Dori, Dollie, Doretta and Dodie are the popular varying forms of Dorrit (outside Top 2000). These forms of Dorrit were favored as baby names a century ago (median #881) and have become significantly less common since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dodie, Dollie, Dora, Doretta, Dori in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorothy, Dortha, Dorthy, Dot, Dottie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dorrit is pronounced similarly to Dorette. Other suggested similar names are Berrit, Corri, Corrie, Corrin, Derorit (see Derora), Derrin, Dorcie, Doria, Dorie, Doris, Dorran, Dorri, Dorria, Dorrian, Dorrie, Dorris, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorry, Dorrys, Dorsie, Drorit, Korri, Korrie, Korrin, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorrin, Torri and Torrie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dorrit.

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