Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
""  More

Dorothy Meaning


What does Dorothy mean?

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.

The Given Name Dorothy

Dorothy is a form of Dorothea. See Dorothea for further details.

Dorothy is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

A simple name, Dorothy possesses great character.

Wrap it up and take it home, Dorothy may just be the name you're looking for.

Dorothy falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dorothy Gale, and Dorothy Hodgkin.

Dorothy Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 586 in baby name popularity for girls with 517 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 594 in baby name popularity for girls with 504 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Dorothy sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Dorothy Name Popularity Page.

Dorothy Related Names

Dorothy is a form of Dorothea.

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.

Famous Dorothys

  • Dorothy ~ Saint, 2 hurricanes, 1 storm
  • Dorothy Gale ~ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz character
  • Dorothy Hodgkin ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1964
  • Dorothy Malone ~ Actress

Dorothy Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Dorothy.

Children named Dorothy are often zany and serene but most of all they are read more >>

Dorothy Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dorothy in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dorothy.

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.