PRONOUNCED: DAWR-ə-thee, DAWR-thee [key]
Meaning & History
Usual English form of DOROTHEA
. It has been in use since the 16th century. The author L. Frank Baum used it for the central character in his fantasy novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' (1900).
DIMINUTIVES: Dee, Dodie, Dolly, Dora, Doreen, Doretta, Dorinda, Dory, Dot, Dottie, Dotty, Thea, Dollie, Dorean, Dorine, Dorita OTHER LANGUAGES: Dorotea, Doroteja, Dora, Tea (Croatian), Dorota (Czech), Dorothea, Dorte, Dorthe, Ditte, Dorete, Dorit, Ea, Tea, Thea (Danish), Dorothea, Dora (Dutch), Dorotea, Tea, Teija, Tiia (Finnish), Dorothée (French), Dorothea, Thea (German), Dorottya, Dóra, Dorika, Dorina (Hungarian), Dorotea (Italian), Dorothea (Late Greek), Dorotėja, Urtė (Lithuanian), Dörthe (Low German), Doroteja (Macedonian), Dorothea, Ea, Tea, Thea (Norwegian), Dorota, Dosia (Polish), Doroteia (Portuguese), Dorotéia (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Doroteja, Dora (Serbian), Dorota (Slovak), Doroteja, Tea, Teja (Slovene), Dorotea, Dora, Dorita (Spanish), Dorotea, Ea, Tea, Thea (Swedish)
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