Dorothy: baby girl name popularity and meaning


The English version of the Greek name Dorothea, meaning “gift of God.” Your little Dorothy will definitely be seen as a blessing, at least until the first time she embarrasses you with a meltdown in Target.


Dot, Dottie, Dory.

Famous people named Dorothy:

Figure skater Dorothy Hamill; actresses Dorothy Dandridge, Dorothy Lamour, and Dorothy McGuire; novelist Dorothy Sayers.

Fun facts:

The name Dorothy has associations with all ages: young and innocent Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz, and witty senior divorcee Dorothy Zbornak from "The Golden Girls."

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