First name origin & meaning:
Greek: Gift of God
First name variations: Dorothea, Dorotea, Dorothee, Dorthy, Dortha, 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, Doty, Dorothy
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: of uncertain derivation. Reaney suggests it could be
from bynames associated with Old Norse dottr ‘lazy’, or Old
English dott ‘head of a boil’.
- South German: from a term
- North German: from a short form of the
personal name Dietrich or a related name.