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Name: Dorothy


Meaning

Dorothy originates in Greek language and means "God's gift". It was derived from nowadays much less popular name Dorothea. In the United States the name Dorothy was the most popular in the first half of the 20th century, thanks to L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900 and introducing the character of Dorothy Gale. Later on, in 1939, the novel was made into a film simply called The Wizard of Oz.

Gender

Girl

Origin/Usage

Greek

Pronunciation of Dorothy

DAWR-ə-thee/DAWR-thee

Also Spelled Like...

Dolly, Dorette, Dorota, Dorotea, Doroteia, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dortha, Dorthea, Dorthy, Dottie, Dorottya, Dora

Famous Dorothy

Dorothy Dandridge - actress
Dorothy Hamill - figure skater
Dorothy Allison - writer
Dorothy Arzner - film director
Dorothy Ashby - jazz artist
Dorothy Broderick - author
Dorothy Bryant - writer
Dorothy Canfield - writer
Dorothy Cannell - writer


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