I like the name. Thea, Not all German first or last names have an English equivalent, but many do. It comes from Greek Δωροθέα (Dōrothéa) meaning "God's Gift", from δῶρον (dōron), "gift" + θεός (theós), "god". (Dutch) Dorthy is a variant form of Dorothy (Greek): Theodora is its synonym. When it comes to baby names for girls, Katherine is a classic that’s spawned a host of variations around the world, many of which have royal implications. Dorota Dorothea has had a long literary tradition, including as a clever, beautiful character in Don Quixote and the idealistic heroine of George Eliot's Middlemarch. (Scottish Gaelic) Tea, Dorethea, This name evokes the image of a gentle, dove-like person for me. Love this name infinitely more than the similar Theodora, as this gets to the lovely nickname Thea. The name Dorothea is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "gift of God". Also, the given names Theodore and Theodora are derived from the same two Greek root words as Dorothy, albeit reversed in order. It makes it more modern and adds a bit of pezazz. Would you like to follow Dorothea? (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018). (Hungarian) Dorothy to me is a sweet and sensible girl. Dorete, :), and I adore it. VARIANTS Dorthea, Dortha Please add to or correct the information provided by other members of the Nameberry community. And don't ruin the name with Dot! Dorothée Even though I don't like Dorothy. Doortje I was looking through the records of names registered in my province the year my son was born and thinking to myself, these are the girls he will be dating. For some reason, it also makes me think of a soft brown shawl. It then declined in popularity and was last ranked among the top 1,000 most popular names for American newborn girls in 2006, when it was ranked in 986th position. We won't bother with obvious ones like Adolf, Christoph, Dorothea (dor-o-taya), Georg (gay-org), Michael (meech-ah-el), Monika (mow-ni-kah), Thomas (tow-mas), or Wilhelm (vil-helm). Worthy namesakes include Dorothea Dix, nineteenth century activist for the mentally ill and Civil War nurse, and the influential documentary photographer Dorothea Lange, known for her moving portraits taken during the Great Depression. Dorottya, Dolly, Dora, Doretta, Dori, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothy (#586 VIA LATEST LIST), Dortha, Dorthea, Dosha, Dot, Dottie and Dotty are the popular alternative forms of Dorthy. (French) Specific ethnic or regional naming conventions are not taken into account. Dorothea is a flowing and romantic Victorian-sounding name which was popular in the early decades of the twentieth century, but has been off the charts since 1970. Dorthy ▼ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and Dorthy means "gift of God". Dorothea's International Variations. A short form that differs significantly from the name: Dorothy → Dot, Dottie; Henry → Hank, Harry; Sarah → Sally; Oscar → Iscariot; Others . , Dorothy Gale is a character in L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dorothy_(given_name)&oldid=982133504, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page or section lists people that share the same, Dorothy Albright, a character from the video game series, Dorothy Michaels, alias used by the female impersonator in the 1982 comedy film, Dorothy Cramp, a character from the animated series, Dorothy, a talented archer, with low self esteem from, Dorothy Wynant - a character from The thin man, This page was last edited on 6 October 2020, at 10:40. I love this name. I also love Timothea. The name is variously abbreviated to "Dot", "Dotty" and "Doll". A nickname-rich name can allow your little one the license to be whoever they choose, and to “try on” different variations until they find the perfect fit. Dorotea The name remained among the top 100 most popular names for American girls until 1961. Dorcas is a very popular first name for females (#1388 out of 4276, Top 32%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#71372 out of 150436, Top 47%). There were 235 newborn American girls given the name in 2010. Variations. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account. I live this name! If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Dorothea, try our name generator. I've considered Dorothy for a girl with the nickname Dottie when she's a child but Dorothea adds an extra depth to this name. I prefer the spelling Dorthea--the extra syllable in Dorothea is not my fave. Doro, Names are also not … Just 20 American girls were given the variant name Dorothea in 2010. Doretta, Definitely on the brink of a revival! It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration! Dorthea, Dosya, This is also true if the full name is not very long e.g. I do LOVE the nickname Thea. Suggested similar-sounding names are Bethy, Cathy▼, Cinthy, Cortny, Darah, Darbey (see Darby), Darby▼, Darcey, Darcy, Darrby (see Darby), Darsey, Derhyn, Derry, Dodey, Donnay, Donny, Dorae, Dorah, Doralyn, Doran, Dorcas▼, Dorcey, Dorcie, Dore, Dorea, Doree, Doreen▼, Dorena, Dorene▼, Dorette, Dorey, Doreyn, Doria, Dorian, Dorice, Dorie, Dorina, Dorine, Doris▼, Dorisa, Doritt, Dorkas, Dorma, Dorona, Dorran, Dorri, Dorria, Dorrie, Dorris▼, Dorrma (see Dorma), Dorry, Dorrys, Dorsay, Dorsea, Dorsey, Dorsie, Doryne (see Doreen), Dorys, Doryse (see Doris), Doxy, Drisy, Drorah (see Derora), Drucy, Dusty▼, Fortny (see Fortney), Kathy▼, Kortny (see Courtney), Marthy and Sophy. These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Dorothea. Variations. Bill becomes Billy. It makes it more modern and adds a bit of pezazz. These forms of Dorthy were popular with parents a century ago (ADOPTION OF 3.44%) and are now significantly less widespread (ADOPTION 0.03%, ▼99%), with forms such as Dottie becoming less fashionable. Cool Classic Girl Names — 100+ below the Top 1000. I've considered Dorothy for a girl with the nickname Dottie when she's a child but Dorothea adds an extra depth to this name. (Czech) We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Dorothea. VARIANTS Dorcass, Dorcie, Dorkas. Such a beautiful, mellifluous, gentle name! (2000 U.S. CENSUS) Dorcas reached its apex rank of #664 in the U.S. during … Timothea is very similar IMO. (2000 U.S. CENSUS), Dorthy reached its highest position of #270 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the list at the moment. Just one example: The German last name Schön (beautiful) became Shane, a change that deceptively hides its German origin. And combinations and variants of the above: Many more diminutives can be produced by simply adding -y (or -ie) to the end of the short form e.g. I'm keen on the nickname Dot, but it carries a completely different air. I agree that Thea is a great nickname tjough, one of my options for Dorothea. :), I think Dorothea is gorgeous. It also give the opportunity for her to go by Thea when she's older instead of the lengthy Dorothy/Dorothea or the juvenile Dottie. Dorthe Just take some of these regal bearers of the name: Catherine de’ Medici, a 16th-century French queen, three of Henry VIII’s wives, including Katherine of Aragon and the longest-ruling empress of the Russian empire, Catherine the Great. (Russian) I love this name, with the diminutives Dot and Dodo. :). Dorothy is a female given name. Dorothy was a less common variant of Dorothea, until it became more common and one of the top 10 most popular girl's names in the United States between 1904 and 1940. Before using the tool, there are some important things to know: This tool only performs mechanical combinations based on the name entered. Dorine, headintheclouds Says: … I love this name. Dorte, RELATED FORMS VIA DOROTHY Dody, Dolley, Dolly▼, Doortje, Dora▼, Doretta, Dori, Dorika, Dorit, Dorita, Doritha, Doro, Dorota, Dorotea, Dorotha▼, Dorothea▼, Dorothee, Dorrit, Dory, Dosha, Dot, Dottey, Dottie▼, Dotty, Dorthy is a very popular first name for females (#527 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. . (Norwegian) Dosia, D orthy as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and Dorthy means "gift of God". Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. Dorita, My godson calls me Dodo (he was trying to say my last name, which starts with a D and sounds NOTHING like Dodo!