Dorothy - Meaning Of Dorothy, What Does Dorothy Mean?

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Dorothy Meaning


What does Dorothy mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Dorothy is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Dorothy is "gift of G-d".  

Dorothy is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Dor-ah-thee.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 731  in baby name popularity for girls with 380 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Dorothy Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dorothy has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dorothy to other names.

Dorothy is a form of the name Dorothea.

The name Dorothea is a Latinate form of the Greek name Dorotheos which is derived from the Greek elements doron meaning "gift" and theos meaning "G-d".

The name Theodora is derived from the same elements, but in reverse order.

Variants of the name Dorothy include Dorothee.

The names Diorbhail, Doortje, Dorathy, Dordie, Dorete, Doretha, Doretta, Dorette, Dorota, Dorote, Dorotea, Doroteia, Doroteja, Dorotha, Dorotheau, Dorotheia, Dorothula, Dorottya, Dorte, Dortha, Dorthe, Dorthea, Dorthia, Dorthy are all forms of Dorothy.

Dorothy has the diminutives (nicknames) Dodie, Dolly, Dot, Dotsie, Dotsy, Dottie, Dotty, Dottye.

Dorothy falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dorothy Gilman, Dorothy Parker, Dorothy Dandridge, Dorothy Fuldheim, Dorothy Cheney.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dorothy in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Dorothy in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Dorothy in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Dorothy Numerology page.

Dorothy Numerology
Dorothy in Hieroglyhics
Dorothy in Nautical Flags
Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

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