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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dorthy

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for responsible, honoring your obligations

T is for time, you give to friends.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 6 6 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 7 7 0
1890 7 7 0
1894 13 13 0
1895 11 11 0
1896 7 7 0
1897 5 5 0
1898 14 14 0
1899 15 15 0
1900 24 24 0
1901 21 21 0
1902 21 21 0
1903 32 32 0
1904 29 29 0
1905 28 28 0
1906 33 33 0
1907 39 39 0
1908 47 47 0
1909 73 73 0
1910 67 67 0
1911 57 57 0
1912 110 110 0
1913 126 126 0
1914 143 143 0
1915 228 228 0
1916 278 278 0
1917 322 322 0
1918 412 412 0
1919 382 382 0
1920 437 437 0
1921 491 491 0
1922 513 513 0
1923 523 516 7
1924 609 609 0
1925 580 580 0
1926 656 648 8
1927 700 695 5
1928 642 642 0
1929 616 616 0
1930 686 686 0
1931 536 527 9
1932 587 577 10
1933 560 554 6
1934 575 575 0
1935 539 532 7
1936 445 439 6
1937 465 465 0
1938 429 422 7
1939 409 401 8
1940 400 400 0
1941 365 365 0
1942 390 390 0
1943 357 351 6
1944 380 380 0
1945 300 300 0
1946 307 307 0
1947 309 309 0
1948 272 272 0
1949 271 271 0
1950 231 231 0
1951 216 216 0
1952 187 187 0
1953 188 188 0
1954 193 193 0
1955 188 188 0
1956 177 177 0
1957 154 154 0
1958 164 164 0
1959 130 130 0
1960 121 121 0
1961 132 132 0
1962 86 86 0
1963 94 94 0
1964 69 69 0
1965 84 84 0
1966 57 57 0
1967 57 57 0
1968 47 47 0
1969 48 48 0
1970 45 45 0
1971 48 48 0
1972 47 47 0
1973 38 38 0
1974 30 30 0
1975 35 35 0
1976 24 24 0
1977 27 27 0
1978 25 25 0
1979 24 24 0
1980 33 33 0
1981 20 20 0
1982 27 27 0
1983 18 18 0
1984 16 16 0
1985 24 24 0
1986 19 19 0
1987 9 9 0
1988 26 26 0
1989 18 18 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 13 13 0
1992 14 14 0
1993 10 10 0
1994 16 16 0
1995 13 13 0
1996 12 12 0
1997 11 11 0
1998 16 16 0
1999 10 10 0
2000 11 11 0
2001 10 10 0
2002 6 6 0
2003 8 8 0
2004 7 7 0
2005 6 6 0
2006 11 11 0
2007 6 6 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 7 7 0
2010 8 8 0
2011 7 7 0
2012 6 6 0
2013 5 5 0
2014 10 10 0
2015 6 6 0
2016 5 5 0

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Popularity of Dorthy as a first name

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Popularity of Dorthy as a last name

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Common last names for Dorthy

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Harris
  • Moore
  • Wright
  • Clark
  • Mitchell

Fun Facts about the name Dorthy

  • How Popular is the name Dorthy? Dorthy is the 1,650th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dorthy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,342 babies born with the first name Dorthy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorthy to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dorthy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dorthy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorthy is Saturday, July 24th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Dorthy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorthy was in 1927 with a total of 695 babies.
  • Random Dorthy Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dorthy ranks 86th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 68 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Dorthy: Your name in reverse order is Yhtrod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orythd. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Dorthy born Feb 23, 1930

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 Southern New Zealand approximately on 1450. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).