Dorothy name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Dorothy mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Dorothy

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Dorothy means "I think dorothy means a gift from god and loving person/he/she".
  2. A user from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Dorothy is of American origin and means "Gift of god in greek. And in think there was a saint named Dorotha too".
  3. According to a user from Greece, the name Dorothy is of Greek origin and means "Gift from God. There is also a name Dorothea".
  4. 7 submissions from all over the world agree the name Dorothy means "Gift of God" and is of Greek origin.
  5. According to 2 people from Ireland and the United States, the name Dorothy means "Gift from God".
  6. According to a user from Australia, the name Dorothy is of Greek origin and means "Gift of God, from Ancient Greek doros (gift) and theos (God)".
  7. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Dorothy is of English origin and means "Saint Dorothy is the patron saint of flowers and gardens".
  8. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Dorothy is of African American origin and means "Loving mother and friend".
  9. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Dorothy is of African Dutch (Afrikaans) origin and means "Its means Clay that is dry".
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The English form of Latin Dorothea, the name of a legendary (and possibly fictitious) saint, from Ancient Greek Δωροθέα (Dōrothéa), from δῶρον (dôron, “gift”) + θεός (theós, “god”).

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.

Dorothy was also found in the following language(s): Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Dorothy

Notable Persons Named Dorothy

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1962. Faye was given the name Dorothy Faye Dunaway on January 14th, 1941 in Bascom, Florida.

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge was an actor, singing, dance, actress, singer, and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1933. Dorothy was given the name Dorothy Jean Dandridge by her parent Ruby Dandridge on November 9th, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. She died on September 8th, 1965.

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was an author, poet, critic, and screenwriter. Dorothy was given the name Dorothy Rothschild on August 22nd, 1893 in Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S. She passed away on June 7th, 1967.

Dorothy Kilgallen

Dorothy Kilgallen was a media personality, author, journalist, and panelist. Dorothy was given the name Dorothy Mae Kilgallen on July 3rd, 1913 in New York, New York, U.S. She died on November 8th, 1965.

Dorothy Bush Koch

Dorothy was given the name Dorothy Walker Bush by her parents George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush on August 18th, 1959 in Harris County, Texas.

Dorothy Howell Rodham

She holds the title President Barack Obama after a ceremony in the White House on the life of Dorothy Rodham. Dorothy was given the name Dorothy Emma Howell on June 4th, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She breathed her last breath on November 1st, 2011.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dorothy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dorothy

Gould Dorothy

Gould was born on January 15th, 1910. She died on July 26th, 2000.

Nditi Dorothy

Nditi was born in 1973. Nditi is also known as Dorothy Nditi Muchungu, FATHER = Salesio Muchungu Kivandi, and MOTHER = Edith Kanini Muchungu.

Liesel Dorothy

Liesel was born on January 16th, 1984.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dorothy U.S.
  White 84.34% 64.26%
  African American 9.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dorothy

People with the last name Dorothy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dorothy

  • What name lists does Dorothy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dorothy? Dorothy is the 34th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dorothy was the 29,550th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dorothy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,111,878 babies born with the first name Dorothy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorothy to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dorothy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 112 new born babies.
  • When was Dorothy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorothy is Monday, February 13th, 1837.
  • What year had the most people named Dorothy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorothy was in 1924 with a total of 39,999 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dorothy!
  • Random Dorothy Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dorothy ranks 2nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 1,218 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Dorothy: The name spelled backwards is Yhtorod. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dohrtoy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dorothy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 798 people with the last name Dorothy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dorothy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dorothy as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Dorothy name meaning

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