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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dorathy

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

O is for original, one of a kind!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

A is for admirers, and all that you have!

T is for tender, loving nature.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons Named Dorathy

Dorathy was born on March 10th, 1910. She died on May 12th, 1990.

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Dorathy was born in St. Louis. She breathed her last breath on August 21st, 1989.

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How popular is the baby name Dorathy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 8 8 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 6 6 0
1903 6 6 0
1904 11 11 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 9 9 0
1907 5 5 0
1908 13 13 0
1909 12 12 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 17 17 0
1912 29 29 0
1913 33 33 0
1914 36 36 0
1915 53 53 0
1916 57 57 0
1917 61 61 0
1918 79 79 0
1919 64 64 0
1920 63 63 0
1921 81 81 0
1922 69 69 0
1923 57 57 0
1924 74 74 0
1925 64 64 0
1926 45 45 0
1927 59 59 0
1928 65 65 0
1929 49 49 0
1930 39 39 0
1931 41 41 0
1932 30 30 0
1933 42 42 0
1934 36 36 0
1935 28 28 0
1936 31 31 0
1937 30 30 0
1938 24 24 0
1939 17 17 0
1940 25 25 0
1941 19 19 0
1942 22 22 0
1943 26 26 0
1944 28 28 0
1945 24 24 0
1946 25 25 0
1947 13 13 0
1948 18 18 0
1949 13 13 0
1950 29 29 0
1951 16 16 0
1952 21 21 0
1953 16 16 0
1954 12 12 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 13 13 0
1957 13 13 0
1958 12 12 0
1959 11 11 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 7 7 0
1962 12 12 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 10 10 0
1965 6 6 0
1966 12 12 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 6 6 0
1969 9 9 0
1971 7 7 0
1977 6 6 0
1978 5 5 0

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Popularity of Dorathy as a first name

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Popularity of Dorathy as a last name

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Common last names for Dorathy

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dorathy U.S.
  White 97.03% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dorathy

People with the last name Dorathy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dorathy

  • How Popular is the name Dorathy? Dorathy is the 6,942nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Dorathy was the 159,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dorathy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,928 babies born with the first name Dorathy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorathy to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dorathy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Dorathy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorathy is Tuesday, August 24th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Dorathy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorathy was in 1921 with a total of 81 babies.
  • Random Dorathy Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dorathy is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Dorathy: Your name in reverse order is Yhtarod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dtyoarh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dorathy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 101 people with the last name Dorathy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dorathy? Dorathy is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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