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What does Dottie mean?

Dottie /dot-tie/ as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and Dottie means "gift of God". Dottie is a variant form, with the suffix -ie, of Dorothy (Greek): Theodora is its synonym.

Associated with: greek, gift


Dottie has 2 variants: Dottey and Dotty.

Dottie has 12 more different relations via Dorothy: Dodie, Doe, Dolli, Dollie, Doortje, Dori, Dorit, Dorrit, Dortha, Dorthea, Dorthy and Dot.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Detie, Dotie, ..

(male) Dotle, Dottiele, ..

How popular is Dottie?

Dottie is a very prominent first name for women (#1062 out of 4276, Top 25%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Dottie for girls. Dottie reached its top rank of #507 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dottie and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Dottie are Dorothy (#731 in recent rankings), Dot, Dotty, Dorthy, Dortha, Dollie, Dori, Dodie and Dorthea. Adoption of these forms of Dottie reached its apex during 1920-1929 (adoption of 5.21%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.02%, 100%), with versions like Dorothy becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dottie, Dodie, Dollie, Dori, Dorothy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dortha, Dorthea, Dorthy, Dot, Dotty in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Dottie is pronounced similarly to Detta. Other suggested similar names are Attie, Bettie, Datia, Dedie, Docie, Dodee, Dodi, Donnie, Dorcie, Dorie, Dorrie, Dorsie, Doxie, Dustie, Ettie, Hattie, Hettie, Hittie, Kittie, Lettie, Lotie, Lotte, Lottee, Lotti, Lottie, Mattie, Nattie, Nettie, Pattie, Tottie and Yettie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dottie.