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Dorothy Wordsworth, a famous bearer of this name, is best known as being the sister of Romantic poet William Wordsworth. In recent years there has been a new resurgence of interest in Dorothy's own literary contributions as the writer of the Glasmere Journals, recorder of objective nature experiences that Wordsworth used as raw material for his poetry, and poetess in her own right.
-- ars musica  12/3/2005
Writer Dorothy Parker is a famous bearer.
-- Elphi  12/16/2005
Dorothy L. Sayers is another famous writer with this name.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Dorothy was Dustin Hoffman's female name in the film Tootsie, where he played actor Michael Dorsey who invented Dorothy Michaels in order to get a job.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Faye Dunaway's birth name was Dorothy Faye Dunaway.
-- ars musica  2/9/2006
The name was once pronounced "Dor-o-tee" which accounts for the nicknames "Dorrit," "Dot" and "Dottie."
-- Kosta  3/17/2006
Dorothy is a name associated with old ladies. My great gran had this name.
-- GroovyLady  3/28/2006
Dar Williams, an American folk-pop singer, was born Dorothy Williams.
-- Melusine  5/2/2006
Dorothy Dandridge is a celebrated actress and the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award.
-- Morsa  6/1/2006
A famous bearer is American actress Dorothy Gish (March 11, 1898 - June 4, 1968). Born Dorothy Elizabeth de Guiche, she was the sister of actress Lillian Gish. Among her best-known films are "The Little Yankee" and "Battling Jane".
-- AndrewJKD  7/29/2006
I like the name Dorothy as a middle name. I had a great aunt called Dorothy she was a really kind, caring person with a good sense of humour. Miss her loads.
-- seanh  8/19/2006
I love this name but probably wouldn't use it because of all the strong associations there are with it.
-- arrowhead909  10/1/2006
I love this name. It's pretty and sweet. All of the Dorothys I have met are old women (It's my grandma's name, too) and I would love to see it on some little girls. It's infinitely better than Tessa or Madison.
-- black_lace  2/6/2007
This name sounds boring to me. I don't feel it has any real "personality", I suppose.
-- scarletquillraven  2/19/2007
Beautiful Canadian playmate Dorothy Stratten was a famous bearer of this name.
An old, classy and elegant name in my opinion.
-- sunbeam  3/4/2007
Dorothy is a witch character from the manga/anime seires Mar or Marchen Awakens Romance.
-- anime_expert  3/23/2007
She is obviously based off of the Dorothy in Wizard of Oz.
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2008
I think Dorothy is a nice name; it is definitely better than most, if not all, trendy names. The name is basically good for a person of any age because Dottie could be used as a nickname for a little girl, and Dorothy on an adult.
-- violetagate  4/18/2007
Dorothy reminds me of the name Dorcas.
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2007
In Doctor Who, Dorothy McShane (better known as Ace) was one of the Seventh Doctor's companions. She also had a thing for explosives.
-- Solaitaire  1/1/2008
I think this name is adorable! I would consider it for a child of mine.
-- Carriebear_Nocare  4/4/2008
Dorothy Day was a founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. A really inspiring lady.
-- Wordsmith14  5/6/2008
It sounds hopelessly grandmotherly, and I have always found it to be a hideous name anyway. As a rule, I dislike names ending in -thy.
-- slight night shiver  5/21/2008
There's a female dinosaur mascot in an Australian band called the Wiggles, but don't get me wrong, I love the name and if I have a 3rd daughter, she'll be named Dorothy, or Dottie for short.
-- entrel09  5/28/2008
I love this name! It's a shame that it's not as popular nowadays.
-- bananarama  10/13/2008
Dorothy R. Wainwright is the main female character from the anime 'The Big O'.
-- ICEyun  2/25/2009
It was borne by detective author Dorothy Leigh Sayers [1893-1957].
-- Aphid  4/6/2009
A famous bearer of this name is Dorothy DeLay (March 31, 1917 – March 24, 2002). She was a violin instructor, primarily at the Juilliard School in New York, instructing a number of professional violinists over the course of her lengthy career.
-- AndrewJKD  12/13/2009
In gay slang, a 'friend of Dorothy' refers to a homosexual man.
-- vomiting  1/15/2010
Dorothy Zbornak, a character on "The Golden Girls" played by the late Bea Arthur.
-- Jamesina  8/5/2010
It is cute but it also makes me think of old woman.
-- Chrila96  12/11/2010
Dorothy is the name of a character in the Mexican Soap Opera "Llena de Amor" (Full of Love). They nickname her Doris.
-- Schizofrenic  1/12/2011
I find it funny that Dorothy's nickname can be Dolly and Theodore's Teddy.
-- Louska  2/22/2011
It's VEEERRRY much like an old lady's name. Very ugly.
-- MyFartsSmellGood  7/1/2011
Dorothy is a very popular name in my family. I have lots of great-great grandmas and great aunts with this name. Also, my pet fish was named Dorothy. And he was a boy...(I was four) :) I think it's pretty name, and it reminds me of The Wizard of Oz, which is one of my favorite movies. :)
-- blondieboo629  8/3/2011
It's pretty, but I can't help but think of the Wizard of Oz, and I'm not the only one.
-- Black_X  8/23/2011
I personally dislike this name. It's surprisingly infantile here in Australia because of the toddler-oriented TV show The Wiggles, which features a character called Dorothy the Dinosaur.
-- Anonymous User  11/9/2011
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Dorothy Kathleen Benham was Miss America 1977.
-- Anonymous User  1/6/2012
Dorothy is a pretty cute name in my opinion. I hope to see this name on more little girls in the future. :)
-- Kinola  5/7/2012
Dorothy is the real first name of Tootie Ramsey on TV's "The Facts of Life" (1979-1988). The character was portrayed by Kim Fields.
-- JoReia  9/7/2012
I don't know why people don't like this name, I think it's a lot prettier than something like Madison or Kayla. I knew someone who went by Dottie, and when she told us her real name was Dorothy, everyone laughed. I don't know why, maybe because its so uncommon today, but there's a reason why it was #2 at one time!
-- Oohvintage  1/12/2013
Dorothy is so pretty and classic! I think it should make a come back.
-- EqualityandLoveRall  5/20/2014
I don't think Dorothy is an ugly name; I consider it beautiful and elegant. It's seems very underused at the moment- it's a shame some parents feel they have to follow naming trends and refrain from wonderful vintage classical names simply for sounding less modern.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  6/1/2014

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