Doroteo is a boy’s name of Spanish origin, meaning “God’s gift.” A take on the masculine Greek Dorotheos, this name is steeped in saintly steadfastness. Dorotheos comes from the feminine name Dorothea and is an allusion to the 4th-century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. Hellenic legend has it that this praiseworthy patron saint was tested by fury and fire for her faith and later made to lay down her life. Still, Dorothea of Caesarea is a gracious gift of courage to the world and a call for little Doroteo to stay true to what they believe even when the world bites back.
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