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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DAHL-ee

Meaning & History

Diminutive of DOROTHY. Doll and Dolly were used from the 16th century, and the common English word doll (for the plaything) is derived from them. In modern times this name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of DOLORES.
DiminutivesDoretta, Dorita
Other Languages & CulturesDolors(Catalan) Dorotea, Doroteja, Dora, Tea(Croatian) Dorota(Czech) Dorothea, Dorte, Dorthe, Ditte, Dorete, Dorit, Ea, Tea, Thea(Danish) Dorothea, Dora(Dutch) Tea, Teija, Tiia(Finnish) Dorothée(French) Dores(Galician) Dorothea, Thea(German) Dorottya, Dóra, Dorina, Dorka(Hungarian) Dorotea, Dora, Doretta(Italian) Dorothea(Late Greek) Dorotėja, Urtė(Lithuanian) Dörthe(Low German) Doroteja(Macedonian) Dorothea, Ea, Tea, Thea(Norwegian) Dorota, Dosia(Polish) Dores, Doroteia(Portuguese) Dorotéia(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Doroteja, Dora(Serbian) Dorota(Slovak) Doroteja, Tea, Teja(Slovene) Dolores, Dorotea, Dora, Dorita, Lola, Lolita(Spanish) Dorotea, Ea, Tea, Thea(Swedish)


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