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_satu_  9/3/2006
I'm pretty sure this is the full name of Dora, a princess ghost on 'Danny Phantom' but I'm not fully sure of the spelling. It might be Dorathea.
patchworkgirl  9/19/2006
I'm very fond of this name, and it's high up on my favorites list. I like both Doro and Thea as nicknames.
GasolineAllie  11/28/2006
I love this name. But we would write Doroteja. The shorter name would be Teja - it is a very popular name.
katarina ana  2/28/2007
Dorothea Brooke is a protagonist in the novel "Middlemarch" by George Eliot.
watermia  7/9/2007
Dolley Madison (wife of James Madison) has the nickname Dolley from her actual frist name, Dorothea.
mhavril39  10/8/2007
This name is definitely growing on me and is becoming a top favorite. I had a relative with the name Dorothy, and this name will forever hold as a treasure in my heart.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2007
A famous bearer was Dorothea Lange (May 25, 1895 – October 11, 1965) an influential American photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Great Depression photos for the Farm Security Administration. Her most well-known photograph is a picture of Florence Owens Thompson entitled 'Migrant Mother.' She also co-founded 'Aperture,' a quarterly photography magazine based in New York.
AndrewJKD  4/13/2008
Dorothea is the name of a city in Italo Calvino's book, 'Invisible Cities'.
UbiquitousUnicycle  7/12/2008
Opera singer Dagmar Pecková and musician Klaus Schiesser have a daughter Dorothea.
Emilie007  8/29/2008
I think it is a lovely name. It has an "old" feeling to it and I like that. Thea and Dora are great nicknames.
Beautiful Victory  5/2/2009
Dorothea is also commonly pronounced DAWR-thee-ə in the United States.
― Anonymous User  12/8/2010
Dorothea Swann is the name of the main female character in Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions.
alchemist511  7/9/2011
Dorothea Tanning is an American painter/sculptor.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2012
Dorothea was the youngest daughter of King Christian III of Denmark and his wife Dorothea.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Dorothea (1520-1580) was the oldest daughter of King Christian II of Denmark and his wife Isabella.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Dorothea (1504-1547) was the only daughter of King Frederik I of Denmark and his wife Anna.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Dorothea (1528-1575) was also the daughter of King Frederik I of Denmark and his second wife Sophie.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Dorothea (1504-1547) was the only daughter of King Frederik I of Denmark and his first wife Anna.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Dorothea (1563-1587) was the daughter of Augustus, Elector of Saxony and his wife Anna of Denmark.
CarolinW  6/21/2012
Dorothea Dix (b. 1802 in Hampden, Maine) was an American activist.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2012
Dorothea Church (b. 1922 in Texarkana, Texas) was an American fashion model.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2012
Dorothea Lange (b. 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2012
Dorothea (1629-1687) was the youngest daughter of King Christian IV of Denmark and his wife Kirsten.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
Dorothea (1657-1658) was the daughter of King Frederik III of Denmark and his wife Sophie.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
Dorothea (1675-1676) was the daughter of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia and his wife Sophie.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
Dorothea (1591-1617) was the daughter of Christian I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Sophie.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
A minor correction: the dates of St. Dorothea of Montau's life were 1347-1394, which would make her 14th century, not 13th century. :) [noted -ed]
clevelandkentevans  8/31/2012
The first pronunciation is beautiful, but the second one is awful. I speak English, and I personally would pronounce this dor-o-TAY-a... I don't know how many people would say dor-o-thee-a. I love the name Dorothy, but adding an a just makes it sound bad.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2013
Dorothea was the full first name of First Doctor (Doctor Who) companion Dodo Chaplet.
VoraLundar  6/17/2014
This name is rather long and fussy but I really love it anyway. I adore the name Theodore for a boy but it's taken in the family- Dorothea for a girl is a compromise I can get behind. Rather than Theodora nicknamed Dora (as in The Explorer- not a big fan of the nickname), which sounds too similar to Theodore anyway, Dorothea with nickname Thea sounds so much prettier! Another reason behind my love for Dorothea is the namesake Dorothea Lange, whom I admire very much.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2014
The name Dorothea was given to 37 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
I thought the name Dorothea should be linked to Theodore, since they both mean gift from God, one being the reversal of the other. [noted -ed]
kryzs10  11/16/2016
Another variant is Dosithea.
xmaonx  4/21/2017
Dorothea Amanda "Dottie" Cannon is a beauty queen from Eagan, Minnesota who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. Cannon was born to Harry & Melodee Trapp Cannon. She has one brother named Samuel. Cannon won the Miss Minnesota USA 2006 title in a state pageant held in Bloomington, Minnesota in late 2006. She had previously placed 2nd runner-up to Miss Minnesota USA 2005. As Miss Minnesota USA, she was a representative of Future Productions. She represented Minnesota in the Miss USA 2006 pageant broadcast live from Baltimore, Maryland in April 2006. Cannon failed to place in the nationally televised pageant, but won the Miss Congeniality award which reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate's peers. In November 2006, she was succeeded by Alla Ilushka as Miss Minnesota USA 2007. Cannon graduated from Eastview High School in 2001 and then pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing Management from the University of St. Thomas. She is currently employed as a Communications Specialist at Target Corporation.
cutenose  5/10/2017
Dorthea Lauren Allegra Lapkus is an American actress and comedian, best known for portraying Dee Dee in the NBC sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? And Susan Fischer in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. She has also made appearances on such television shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Middle, Hot in Cleveland, and @midnight. She is also known for her many podcast appearances, including Comedy Bang! Bang!, improv4humans, and her own podcast With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus. She was a main cast member on the TBS original sitcom Clipped.
cutenose  5/15/2017

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