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What does Dot mean?

Dot Pronunciation of Dot [dot] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Dot is "gift of God". Dot is a variant form of Dorothy (Greek): Theodora is its synonym.

Associated with: greek, gift.


22 related forms via Dorothy: Dodie, Dody, Doe, Doll, Dolli, Dolly, Dora, Dori, Dorit, Dorita, Doro, Dorota, Dorrit, Dortha, Dorthy, Dory, Dosha, Dosya, Dottey, Dottie, Dotty and Tea.

Creative forms:
(female) Det, Dit, ..

(male) Dodo, Dote, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dot Willow (D.W.), ..

How popular is Dot?

Dot is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2521 out of 4276, Top 59%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Dot reached its apex position of #1069 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Dot are Dorothy (#714 a year ago), Dora (#1966), Tea, Dottie, Dosha, Dotty, Dortha, Doll, Dolly, Dori, Dodie and Dorthy. These relations of Dot reached the apex of their popularity a century ago (median #1186) and have become significantly less conventional since, with forms like Tea going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dot, Dodie, Doll, Dolly, Dora in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agot, Bat, Bet, Bit, Bo, Cat, Coe, Con, Cor, Da-, Dai, Day, De-, Dea, Deb, Dee, Del, Deon, Di, Dion, Dior, Dita, Dix, Doda, Dodi, Dola, Dona, Dore, Dova, Dove, Doxy, Dru, Hat, Io, Jo, Joi, Joy, Kat, Kit, Lou, Mat, Mo, Nat, Noa, Noe, Pat, Pet, Ros, Roz, Soo, To, Zoe and Zoi. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dot.

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