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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.DAWR-ə-thee
, DAWR-thee
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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).
Other Languages & CulturesDorotea, 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

Images

Depiction of Dorothy from the Wizard of OzDepiction of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute