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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Doty

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  • According to a user from Missouri, United States, the name Doty is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Guardian".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Do"ty
Half-rotten; as, doty timber.

Etymology: See Dottard


dote +‎ -y

Notable Persons With the Last Name Doty

Elaine Bradley is a pop rock musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Elaine was given the name Elaine Doty on October 19th, 1984. Elaine is also known as Elaine Doty.


Missy Doty is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Missy was born on August 9th, 1972 in Cincinnati.


Ken Andrews is an alternative rock, space rock, alternative metal, post-grunge, electronic music, and indie rock musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, audio engineer, and mixing engineer. He plays Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, mellotron, programming, and Programming (music). His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Ken was given the name Kenneth Andrew Doty on June 18th, 1967 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.


She holds the title Miss Teen USA 2011, Miss Texas Teen USA 2011, Miss Teen USA2011, and Miss Texas Teen USA. Danielle was born on April 27th, 1993 in Harlingen, Texas, U.S.


Mark Doty is a writer. Mark was born on August 10th, 1953 in Maryville, Tennessee.


Kathryn Adams Doty is an actress, novelist, psychologist, and actor. She was most prominent from 1939 to 1946. Kathryn was given the name Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn on July 15th, 1920 in New Ulm, Minnesota. Kathryn is also known as Doty, Mrs. Kathryn Adams; Hohn, and Kathryn Elizabeth (birthname).


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Popularity of Doty as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Doty U.S.
  White 91.99% 64.26%
  African American 2.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Doty

People with the last name Doty are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Doty

  • How Popular is the name Doty? Doty is the 77,661st most popular name of all time. As a last name Doty was the 2,009th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Doty have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7 babies born with the first name Doty in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Doty? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Doty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Doty is Saturday, December 25th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Doty born? The highest recorded use of the first name Doty was in 1960 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Doty: Your name in reverse order is Ytod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dtoy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Doty? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,965 people with the last name Doty.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Doty? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Doty as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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