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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dorothea

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Wiktionary

See Dorothy

  1. A female given name, a Latinate variant of Dorothy.

Dorothea was also found in the following language(s): Danish and German

Notable Persons Named Dorothea

Dorothea Erxleben is a scientist.

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Dorothea Lange was a photographer and photojournalism in the field of photography. Dorothea was given the name Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn on May 26th, 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey. She breathed her last breath on October 11th, 1965.

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Dorothea Lynde Dix was a reform movement and social reformer. Dorothea was born on April 4th, 1802 in Hampden, Maine, US. She breathed her last breath on July 17th, 1887.

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Dorothea Puente is a criminal. Dorothea is also known as Death House Landlady.

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Dorothea was born on November 22nd, 1761. She passed away on July 5th, 1816.

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Dorothea Tanning was an artist. Dorothea was born on August 25th, 1910 in Galesburg, Illinois, U.S. She left this life on January 31st, 2012.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dorothea

She holds the title Archduchess of Austria and Archduchy of Austria. Duchess was born as the child of Louis, Duke of Württemberg, and Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg on November 1st, 1797 in Pokój, Opole Voivodeship. She breathed her last breath on March 30th, 1855.

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She holds the title Electress consort of Brandenburg, Duchess consort of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and List of consorts of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Princess was born as the child of Philip and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg on September 28th, 1636 in Glücksburg. She died on August 6th, 1689.

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She holds the title Duchess of Dino, Duchess of Talleyrand, Duchess of Sagan, Duke of Dino, and Duchy of Żagań. Princess was born as the child of Peter von Biron and Dorothea von Medem on August 21st, 1793. She passed away on September 19th, 1862.

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She holds the title Archduchess and Princess Dorothea of Austria; Princess Dorothea of Hungary, Bohemia, Tuscany, and Grand Duchess of Tuscany. Archduchess was born as the child of Prince Franz of Bavaria and Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ on May 25th, 1920 in Starnberg. She died on July 5th, 2015.

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She holds the title Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Her career lasted from 1732 to 1767. Luise was born as the child of Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Dorothea Marie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg on August 10th, 1710 in Coburg. She died on October 22nd, 1767.

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Abbess was born on January 7th, 1591 in Dresden. She breathed her last breath on November 17th, 1617.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 16 0
1881 21 21 0
1882 15 15 0
1883 30 30 0
1884 40 40 0
1885 34 34 0
1886 35 35 0
1887 62 62 0
1888 38 38 0
1889 56 56 0
1890 52 52 0
1891 67 67 0
1892 65 65 0
1893 88 88 0
1894 77 77 0
1895 76 76 0
1896 83 83 0
1897 91 91 0
1898 114 114 0
1899 94 94 0
1900 140 140 0
1901 109 109 0
1902 124 124 0
1903 136 136 0
1904 168 168 0
1905 217 217 0
1906 178 178 0
1907 239 239 0
1908 246 246 0
1909 253 253 0
1910 307 307 0
1911 389 389 0
1912 562 562 0
1913 658 658 0
1914 731 731 0
1915 925 925 0
1916 1,036 1,036 0
1917 1,076 1,076 0
1918 1,065 1,065 0
1919 1,001 1,001 0
1920 1,110 1,110 0
1921 1,057 1,057 0
1922 931 931 0
1923 925 925 0
1924 937 937 0
1925 890 890 0
1926 759 759 0
1927 707 707 0
1928 630 630 0
1929 571 571 0
1930 640 640 0
1931 505 505 0
1932 444 444 0
1933 422 422 0
1934 440 440 0
1935 403 403 0
1936 368 368 0
1937 309 309 0
1938 316 316 0
1939 334 334 0
1940 350 350 0
1941 295 295 0
1942 340 340 0
1943 334 334 0
1944 301 301 0
1945 249 249 0
1946 287 287 0
1947 316 316 0
1948 296 296 0
1949 343 343 0
1950 308 308 0
1951 283 283 0
1952 319 319 0
1953 301 301 0
1954 299 299 0
1955 311 311 0
1956 299 293 6
1957 301 301 0
1958 297 297 0
1959 294 294 0
1960 279 279 0
1961 310 310 0
1962 312 312 0
1963 258 258 0
1964 256 256 0
1965 211 211 0
1966 206 206 0
1967 184 184 0
1968 160 160 0
1969 148 148 0
1970 129 129 0
1971 101 101 0
1972 102 102 0
1973 66 66 0
1974 71 71 0
1975 64 64 0
1976 56 56 0
1977 61 61 0
1978 59 59 0
1979 58 58 0
1980 49 49 0
1981 54 54 0
1982 48 48 0
1983 52 52 0
1984 41 41 0
1985 42 42 0
1986 46 46 0
1987 44 44 0
1988 51 51 0
1989 51 51 0
1990 43 43 0
1991 38 38 0
1992 33 33 0
1993 32 32 0
1994 31 31 0
1995 23 23 0
1996 21 21 0
1997 27 27 0
1998 24 24 0
1999 28 28 0
2000 18 18 0
2001 18 18 0
2002 33 33 0
2003 26 26 0
2004 22 22 0
2005 14 14 0
2006 20 20 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 23 23 0
2009 21 21 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 16 16 0
2012 19 19 0
2013 26 26 0
2014 28 28 0
2015 38 38 0
2016 44 44 0
2017 43 43 0

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Popularity of Dorothea as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Dorothea

  • How Popular is the name Dorothea? Dorothea is the 1,280th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dorothea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,849 babies born with the first name Dorothea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorothea to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dorothea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Dorothea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorothea is Monday, December 10th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Dorothea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorothea was in 1920 with a total of 1,110 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dorothea!
  • Random Dorothea Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dorothea ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 11 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Dorothea: Your name in reverse order is Aehtorod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ratoeohd. How do you pronounce that?

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