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What does Dottie mean?

Dottie Pronunciation of Dottie [dot-tie] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and Dottie means "gift of God". Dottie is a variant form of Dorothy (Greek): Theodora is its synonym.

Associated with: greek, gift.


Dottie has 2 variants: Dottey and Dotty.

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

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

(male) Dotle, Dotri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dottie Sariyah (D.S.), ..

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)

Dottie reached its top rank of #507 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Dottie are Dorothy (#714 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.

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