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1.1m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Dorothy

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • #34 All Time
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Boys
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34k Dorothea (Greek)
< 1k Dorotea (Spanish)

How popular is the name "Dorothy" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801121120
18811091090
18821151150
18831411410
18841631630
18851961960
18862302300
18872722720
18883733730
18893773770
18904584580#93 girl name
18915665660#76 girl name
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19033,0853,0787#11 girl name
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191212,68712,64542#3 girl name
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191418,82218,78240#3 girl name
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193225,07824,967111#4 girl name
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194413,42513,37847#19 girl name
194512,37912,32752#20 girl name
194612,83712,79542#23 girl name
194712,78212,75032#26 girl name
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19624,0904,07416
19633,8003,79010
19643,5473,53512
19652,9742,96113
19662,6792,66712
19672,3282,31612
19682,0952,08411
19691,7901,77812
19701,8071,8025
19711,6261,6260
19721,2851,2787
19731,1821,1757
19741,1011,1010
19759799745
19769839830
19779349340
19789139130
19798898890
19809008955
19817927875
19828298290
19837657596
19846826820
19857237185
19866296290
19876146140
19886086080
19896266206
19905965960
19914984980
19925085080
19934764760
19944424420
19953763760
19963503500
19973133130
19983123120
19993353350
20003113110
20013173170
20022632630
20032912910
20042882880
20052342340
20062642640
20072622620
20082422420
20092262260
20102392390
20112762760
20122762760
20133333330
20143803800

Want to know about the populiarty of Dorothy? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,109,362 babies born with the name Dorothy in the United States. That's more than enough Dorothies to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 112 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dorothy" was in 1924 with a total of 39,994 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dorothies)

According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dorothy" ranks #5 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 3,422 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1918. Across the entire United States a total of 32,092 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Dorothy" mean?

Dorothy (Greek): Gift of God

The name "Dorothy" is of Greek origin and it means "Gift of God". It's a name commonly given to girls.

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for rational, the way you think.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yhtorod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oyordth". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Dorothy popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Dorothy in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Dorothy

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1962 to present. Faye was born in 1941 as Dorothy Faye Dunaway in Bascom, Florida, United States.

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Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Hamill is a figure skater. Dorothy was born in 1956 as Dorothy Stuart Hamill in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge is an actress, singer, and dancer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1933 to 1965. Dorothy was born in 1923 as Dorothy Jean Dandridge in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten is a model and actress. Dorothy was born in 1960 as Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Malone is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1943 to 1992. Dorothy was born in 1925 as Dorothy Eloise Maloney in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Dedee Pfeiffer

Dedee Pfeiffer is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Dedee was born in 1965 as Dorothy Diane Pfeiffer in Midway City, California, U.S.

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Past life for Dorothy born Oct 3, 1983

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1300. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Name poster for Dorothy

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