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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDoroteya(Bulgarian) Dolors(Catalan) Dorotea, Doroteja, Dora, Tea(Croatian) Dorota(Czech) Dorothea, Dorte, Dorthe, Ditte, Dorete, Dorit, Ea, Tea, Thea(Danish) Dorothea, Dora(Dutch) Tiia, Tiiu(Estonian) Tea, Teija, Tiia(Finnish) Dorothée, Théa(French) Dores(Galician) Dorothea, Dorothee, Thea(German) Dorottya, Dóra, Dorina, Dorka(Hungarian) Dorotea, Dora, Doretta(Italian) Dorothea(Late Greek) Dārta(Latvian) 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, Tea, Thea(Swedish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2008