Dorothy Name Meaning and Origin

Dorothy is a Hindu Girl name. The name is originated from ‘Greek’ origin. The baby name Dorothy means “God’S Gift”.


Dorothy Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Greek”



Dorothy is a Girl name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “DAWR + a + thee/DAWR + thee”


Dorothy Name Meaning:

Dorothy originates in Greek language and means “God’s gift”. It was derived from nowadays much less popular name Dorothea. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900 and introducing the character of Dorothy Gale. In the United States the name Dorothy was the most popular in the first half of the 20th century, thanks to L.



It is a Hindu baby name.





Variations or similar name:

dheertha , dhruthi , dhruthih , dorothy , drithi , druthi , teertha , trayathi


Famous people with this name:

Dorothy Stuart Hamill, American Olympic figure skater;

Dorothy Day, American journalist and social activist;

Dorothy Parker, American poet and author;

Dorothy Thompson, American journalist and radio broadcaster;

Dorothy Jean Dandridge, American actress;

Dorothy Hackett McGuire, American actress;

Dorothy Lamour (born Mary Slaton), American actress and singer;

Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English novelist;

Dorothy Catherine Anstett, Miss USA 1968;

Dorothy Kathleen Benham, Miss America 1977;

Dorothy Lee (born Marjorie Millsap), American actress/comedian;

Dorothy Compton, American voice actress ;

(Dorothy) Faye Dunaway, American actress;

Dorothy Elizabeth Gish, American actress;

Dorothy Kilgallen, American journalist;

Dorothy Diane “Dedee” Pfeiffer, American actress;

Dorothy Mary Hodgkin, British biochemist, winner of the Nobel Prize;

Dorothy Irene Height, American civil rights activist;

Dorothy Fields, American librettist and lyricist;

Dorothy Brower Barkley, wife of U.S. Vice President Alben W. Barkely;

Dorothy “Dodie” Clark, Youtuber;

Dorothy Wang, American TV personality on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills ;

Dorothy Seven Gee (b. 2012), from the Bucket List Family (Travel vloggers);

Dorothy Vaughn, American NASA computer programmer featured in film “Hidden Figures”;

Rose Dorothy Dauriac (b. 2014), daughter of actress Scarlett Johansson & Romain Dauriac




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