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) and several of its sequels.
DiminutivesDee, Dodie, Dollie, Dolly, Dora, Dorean, Doreen, Doretta, Dorinda, Dorine, Dory, Dot, Dottie, Dotty, Thea
Other Languages & CulturesDoroteya(Bulgarian) 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) 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) Doroteia(Portuguese) Dorotéia(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Doroteja, Dora(Serbian) Dorota(Slovak) Doroteja, Tea, Teja(Slovene) Dorotea, Dora, Dorita(Spanish) Dorotea, Tea, Thea(Swedish)
Depiction of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
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