Given Name DOROTHY

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: DAWR-ə-thee, DAWR-thee   [details]

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).

Categories

literature, movies, top 10 in the US
VARIANTS: Dorothea, Dortha, Dorthy
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: 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 (German), Dorottya, Dóra, Dorina, Dorka (Hungarian), Dorotea, Dora, Doretta (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)
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
not
ranked
2015
  England and Wales
2015