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What does Dorthy mean?

Dorthy Pronunciation of Dorthy [dor-thy] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and Dorthy means "gift of God". Dorthy is a variant form of Dorothy (Greek): Theodora is its synonym.

Associated with: greek, gift.


Dorthy has 2 variants: Dortha and Dorthea.

24 more related forms via Dorothy: Dody, Dolley, Dolly, Doortje, Dora, Doretta, Dori, Dorika, Dorit, Dorita, Doritha, Doro, Dorota, Dorotea, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothee, Dorrit, Dory, Dosha, Dot, Dottey, Dottie and Dotty.

Creative forms:
(female) Dolthy, Dothy, ..

(male) Dorby, Dorton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dorthy Armani (D.A.), ..

How popular is Dorthy?

Dorthy is a very popular first name for females (#527 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Dorthy reached its highest position of #270 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Dolly, Dora (#1966 via latest list), Doretta, Dori, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothy (#714), Dortha, Dorthea, Dosha, Dot, Dottie and Dotty are the popular alternative forms of Dorthy. These forms of Dorthy were popular with parents a century ago (adoption of 5.39%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 0.02%, 100%), with forms such as Dottie becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorthy, Dolly, Dora, Doretta, Dori in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothy, Dortha, Dorthea in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dosha, Dot, Dottie, Dotty in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bethy, Cathy, Cinthy, Cortny, Darah, Darbey (see Darby), Darby, Darcey, Darcy, Darrby (see Darby), Darsey, Derhyn, Derry, Dodey, Donnay, Donny, Dorae, Dorah, Doralyn, Doran, Dorcas, Dorcey, Dorcie, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreen, Dorena, Dorene, Dorette, Dorey, Doreyn, Doria, Dorian, Dorice, Dorie, Dorina, Dorine, Doris, Dorisa, Doritt, Dorkas, Dorma, Dorona, Dorran, Dorri, Dorria, Dorrie, Dorris, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorry, Dorrys, Dorsay, Dorsea, Dorsey, Dorsie, Doryne (see Doreen), Dorys, Doryse (see Doris), Doxy, Drisy, Drorah (see Derora), Drucy, Dusty, Fortny (see Fortney), Kathy, Kortny (see Courtney), Marthy and Sophy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dorthy.

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