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What does Dorthea mean?

Dorthea Pronunciation of Dorthea [dorthea] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and Dorthea means "gift of God". Dorthea is a version of Dorothy (Greek): Theodora is its synonym.

Associated with: greek, gift.


Dorthea has 2 variants: Dortha and Dorthy.

16 more related forms via Dorothy: Doortje, Dora, Doretta, Dorika, Dorinda, Dorita, Doritha, Dorlisa, Dorota, Dorotea, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothee, Dosha, Dottey and Dottie.

Creative forms:
(female) Danthea, Dothea, ..

(male) Dorte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dorthea Katelyn (D.K.), ..

How popular is Dorthea?

Dorthea is a very prominent first name for females (#1900 out of 4276, Top 44%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dorthea reached its apex position of #1089 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorthea name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Dorthea are Dorothy (#714 a year ago), Dora (#1966), Dorthy, Dosha, Dottie, Dortha, Dorotha, Dorothea, Doretta and Dorinda. Adoption of these relations of Dorthea was at its apex in the 1920s (median #809) and has become much diminished since, with versions like Dottie going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorthea, Dora, Doretta, Dorinda, Dorotha in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alathea, Alethea, Alithea, Althea, Annthea (see Anthea), Anthea, Bethea, Cynthea, Dantea, Dashea, Dorae, Dorah, Doralee, Doralia, Dorcey, Dorcie, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreen, Doreina (see Dora), Dorelia, Dorena, Dorene, Dorette, Dorey, Doreyda, Doria, Doriana, Dorice, Dorie, Dorina, Dorine, Dorisa, Dorma, Dorona, Dorreen, Dorria, Dorrie, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorsea, Dorsey, Dorsie, Doryne (see Doreen), Doryse (see Doris), Drea, Elethea, Elthea, Fortnea (see Fortney), Mathea, Matthea, Olethea, Orphea, Panthea and Penthea. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dorthea.

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