Dotty

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dotty

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Dot"ty
Senses
  1. Composed of, or characterized by, dots.
  2. Etymology: Perh. a different word; cf. Totty

    Unsteady in gait; hence, feeble; half-witted.(Eng)

Etymology: From 2d Dot

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with ("they are dotty about each other")
  2. Informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
Wiktionary

dot +‎ -y, or compare totty (“unsteady, dizzy”).

Notable Persons Named Dotty

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Dotty Attie is an artist. Dotty was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1909 5 5 0
1911 6 6 0
1912 6 6 0
1913 6 6 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 18 18 0
1916 11 11 0
1917 10 10 0
1918 20 20 0
1919 7 7 0
1920 10 10 0
1921 10 10 0
1922 12 12 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 19 19 0
1925 21 21 0
1926 22 22 0
1927 24 24 0
1928 32 32 0
1929 33 33 0
1930 34 34 0
1931 29 29 0
1932 30 30 0
1933 33 33 0
1934 33 33 0
1935 38 38 0
1936 26 26 0
1937 30 30 0
1938 23 23 0
1939 51 51 0
1940 47 47 0
1941 47 47 0
1942 43 43 0
1943 52 52 0
1944 47 47 0
1945 53 53 0
1946 53 53 0
1947 41 41 0
1948 46 46 0
1949 24 24 0
1950 30 30 0
1951 30 30 0
1952 30 30 0
1953 31 31 0
1954 35 35 0
1955 30 30 0
1956 42 42 0
1957 31 31 0
1958 36 36 0
1959 42 42 0
1960 43 43 0
1961 33 33 0
1962 28 28 0
1963 19 19 0
1964 17 17 0
1965 17 17 0
1966 15 15 0
1967 8 8 0
1968 11 11 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 9 9 0
1971 5 5 0
1974 7 7 0
1975 5 5 0
1978 5 5 0
1979 10 10 0
1981 7 7 0
2007 5 5 0
2015 5 5 0

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Popularity of Dotty as a first name

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Popularity of Dotty as a last name

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Common last names for Dotty

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Fun Facts about the name Dotty

  • How Popular is the name Dotty? Dotty is the 7,636th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dotty have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,663 babies born with the first name Dotty in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dotty 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 Dotty? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dotty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dotty is Tuesday, March 1st, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Dotty born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dotty was in 1945 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Dotty Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dotty is not a popular baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Dotty: Your name in reverse order is Yttod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tdyot. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.