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Dotty

What does Dotty mean?

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

Associated with: greek, gift.

Variations

Dotty has 2 variants: Dottey and Dottie.

20 more alternative forms via Dorothy: Dodie, Dody, Doe, Doll, Dolley, Dolli, Dolly, Dora, Doretta, Dori, Dorit, Dorita, Doro, Dorota, Dortha, Dorthy, Dory, Dosha, Dosya and Dot.

Creative forms:
(female) Daty, Dity, ..

(male) Dotan, Doton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dotty Elliott (D.E.), ..

How popular is Dotty?

Dotty is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3517 out of 4276, Top 82%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Dotty entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #1238 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Dotty are Dodie, Doll, Dolly, Dora (#1966 from recent data), Doretta, Dori, Dorothy (#714), Dortha, Dorthy, Dosha, Dot and Dottie. Other variants, like Dorit, are seldom used. These forms of Dotty were favored by parents 95 years ago (adoption of 5.32%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.02%, 99.6% less), with forms like Dora becoming less in vogue.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Dotty is pronounced similarly to Datya, Detta and Dita. Other recommended names are Betty, Dodey, Donny, Dorey, Dorry, Doxy, Dusty, Etty, Hatty, Hetty, Hitty, Kitty, Letty, Lotty, Matty, Natty, Netty, Patty and Tetty. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dotty.

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