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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.də-RIN-də
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Meaning & History

Combination of DORA and the name suffix inda. It was apparently coined by the English writers John Dryden and William D'Avenant for their play 'The Enchanted Island' (1667). In the play, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', Dorinda is the sister of Miranda.
DiminutivesDoretta, Dorita
Masculine FormsIsadore, Isidore, Theodore
Other Languages & CulturesIsidora, Theodora Ancient Greek Teodora, Todorka Bulgarian 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 Dorothea, Thea, Theda German Theodora, Dora Greek Dorottya, Teodóra, Dóra, Dorina, Dorka, Izidóra Hungarian Theódóra, Dóra Icelandic Dorotea, Teodora, Dora, Doretta, Isidora Italian Dorothea Late Greek Dorotėja, Urtė Lithuanian Dörthe Low German Doroteja, Isidora, Teodora, Todorka Macedonian Dorothea, Ea, Tea, Thea Norwegian Dorota, Teodora, Dosia Polish Doroteia, Isidora, Teodora Portuguese Dorotéia Portuguese (Brazilian) Teodora Romanian Feodora, Fedora, Isidora Russian Doroteja, Isidora, Teodora, Dora Serbian Dorota Slovak Doroteja, Tea, Teja Slovene Dorotea, Isidora, Teodora, Dora, Dorita Spanish Dorotea, Teodora, Ea, Tea, Thea Swedish

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