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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dorthea

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  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Dorthea is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of God".

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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, cognate to Dorothy.

Notable Persons Named Dorthea

Doris Singleton was an actress, vocalist, and actor. She was most active from 1953 to 1986. Doris was given the name Dorthea Singleton on September 28th, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. Doris is also known as Singleton and Dorthea. She left this life on June 26th, 2012.

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O.S.U. Sister Dorothy Kazel was an ursuline religious sister, missionary, ursulines, and ursulinereligious sisterand missionary. O.S.U. was given the name Dorthea Lu Kazel on June 30th, 1939 in Cleveland. O.S.U. is also known as Sister Laurentine and Madre Dorthea. She passed away on December 2nd, 1980.

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Dorthea was born in 1920. She breathed her last breath in 1989.

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Dorthea was born on March 20th, 1881 in Osen. She left this life on September 11th, 1958.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 5 0
1884 11 11 0
1895 9 9 0
1897 7 7 0
1903 5 5 0
1906 7 7 0
1907 10 10 0
1908 14 14 0
1909 12 12 0
1910 11 11 0
1911 10 10 0
1912 14 14 0
1913 23 23 0
1914 29 29 0
1915 36 36 0
1916 33 33 0
1917 38 38 0
1918 48 48 0
1919 44 44 0
1920 50 50 0
1921 69 69 0
1922 49 49 0
1923 49 49 0
1924 64 64 0
1925 39 39 0
1926 47 47 0
1927 49 49 0
1928 37 37 0
1929 32 32 0
1930 36 36 0
1931 22 22 0
1932 36 36 0
1933 21 21 0
1934 28 28 0
1935 25 25 0
1936 19 19 0
1937 34 34 0
1938 18 18 0
1939 23 23 0
1940 11 11 0
1941 23 23 0
1942 23 23 0
1943 17 17 0
1944 19 19 0
1945 20 20 0
1946 23 23 0
1947 11 11 0
1948 20 20 0
1949 17 17 0
1950 40 40 0
1951 30 30 0
1952 26 26 0
1953 24 24 0
1954 43 43 0
1955 33 33 0
1956 42 42 0
1957 33 33 0
1958 37 37 0
1959 42 42 0
1960 38 38 0
1961 22 22 0
1962 41 41 0
1963 33 33 0
1964 32 32 0
1965 29 29 0
1966 49 49 0
1967 28 28 0
1968 34 34 0
1969 23 23 0
1970 31 31 0
1971 18 18 0
1972 20 20 0
1973 20 20 0
1974 17 17 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 14 14 0
1977 24 24 0
1978 11 11 0
1979 12 12 0
1980 12 12 0
1981 13 13 0
1982 23 23 0
1983 16 16 0
1984 18 18 0
1985 12 12 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 10 10 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 20 20 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 10 10 0
1994 7 7 0
1995 6 6 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 7 7 0
2002 7 7 0
2003 5 5 0
2005 6 6 0
2008 7 7 0
2009 5 5 0
2016 5 5 0

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Popularity of Dorthea as a first name

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Common last names for Dorthea

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Fun Facts about the name Dorthea

  • How Popular is the name Dorthea? Dorthea is the 5,984th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dorthea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,420 babies born with the first name Dorthea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorthea to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dorthea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dorthea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorthea is Wednesday, October 18th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Dorthea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorthea was in 1921 with a total of 69 babies.
  • Random Dorthea Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dorthea is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Dorthea: Your name in reverse order is Aehtrod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dahetro. How do you pronounce that?

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