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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 dignity, no one disputes this trait!

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yhtorod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Htdrooy". 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.

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


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 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dorothy" ranks #3 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 1,192 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1914. Across the entire United States a total of 18,822 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Dorothy

Faye Dunaway

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


Dorothy Hamill

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


Dorothy Dandridge

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


Dorothy Stratten

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


Dorothy Malone

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


Dedee Pfeiffer

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


Past life for Dorothy born Jul 9, 1929

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 Ontario approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.