First name origin & meaning:
Greek: Gift of God
First name variations: Dorothea, Dorotea, Dorothee, Dorthy, Dortha, Dottie, Dot, Dotson, Dolly, Dolley, Dasya, Doortje, Dorathee, Dorathey, Dorothi, Dorathie, Dorathy, Dordei, Dordi, Dorefee, Dorethie, Doretta, Dorifey, Dorolice, Dorothie, Dorika, Doritha, Dorka, Dorle, Dorlisa, Doro, Dorofey, Dorlice, Dorosia, Dorota, Dorothey, Dorottya, Dorte, Doryfey, Dosi, Dossie, Dosya, Do, Doa, Dotea, Dotee, Dotey, Doti, Dotie, Dott, Dottea, Dottee, Dottey, Dotti, Doty
Last name origins & meanings:
- adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó
Dorchiadhe (see Darcy).
- Perhaps also an
Americanized form of some European family name, for example French
Dorothée, derived from a Greek female name composed of the
elements dōron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same
elements as Theodora, but in reverse order).
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