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.
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."