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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Doretha

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

T is for tender, loving nature.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 6 6 0
1900 6 6 0
1903 6 6 0
1904 5 5 0
1905 16 16 0
1906 11 11 0
1907 12 12 0
1908 21 21 0
1909 11 11 0
1910 21 21 0
1911 26 26 0
1912 36 36 0
1913 33 33 0
1914 41 41 0
1915 50 50 0
1916 57 57 0
1917 83 83 0
1918 90 90 0
1919 104 104 0
1920 129 129 0
1921 117 117 0
1922 114 114 0
1923 122 122 0
1924 159 159 0
1925 158 158 0
1926 161 161 0
1927 141 141 0
1928 163 163 0
1929 115 115 0
1930 152 152 0
1931 159 159 0
1932 171 171 0
1933 129 129 0
1934 154 154 0
1935 155 155 0
1936 123 123 0
1937 146 146 0
1938 134 134 0
1939 127 127 0
1940 154 154 0
1941 146 146 0
1942 146 146 0
1943 128 128 0
1944 157 157 0
1945 153 153 0
1946 136 136 0
1947 161 161 0
1948 158 158 0
1949 157 157 0
1950 155 155 0
1951 180 180 0
1952 174 174 0
1953 195 195 0
1954 195 195 0
1955 191 191 0
1956 199 199 0
1957 197 197 0
1958 185 185 0
1959 162 162 0
1960 163 163 0
1961 148 148 0
1962 147 147 0
1963 132 132 0
1964 110 110 0
1965 107 107 0
1966 88 88 0
1967 71 71 0
1968 83 83 0
1969 74 74 0
1970 66 66 0
1971 62 62 0
1972 53 53 0
1973 43 43 0
1974 37 37 0
1975 32 32 0
1976 36 36 0
1977 30 30 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 22 22 0
1980 41 41 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 22 22 0
1983 19 19 0
1984 19 19 0
1985 13 13 0
1986 13 13 0
1987 13 13 0
1988 17 17 0
1989 13 13 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 14 14 0
1992 9 9 0
1993 6 6 0
1994 6 6 0
1995 5 5 0
1998 5 5 0

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Popularity of Doretha as a first name

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Common last names for Doretha

  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Wilson
  • Lewis
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Harris

Fun Facts about the name Doretha

  • How Popular is the name Doretha? Doretha is the 2,761st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Doretha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,561 babies born with the first name Doretha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Doretha to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Doretha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Doretha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Doretha is Saturday, December 5th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Doretha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Doretha was in 1956 with a total of 199 babies.
  • Random Doretha Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Doretha is not a popular baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 12 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1943.
  • Weird things about the name Doretha: Your name in reverse order is Ahterod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Taoderh. How do you pronounce that?

What Dorethas Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Doretha born Aug 4, 1968

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Israel approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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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).