US Popularity:4911
Meaning:Gift of God
Dorothea is a girl’s name of Greek origin. It combines the Greek words doron, meaning “gift” with theos, meaning “God,” resulting in “Gift of God.” The name Theodora is composed of the same two words in reverse order. This name is best-known in its English form, Dorothy, perhaps most famous for being the name of the main character in The Wizard of Oz. However, it has variants in many different languages, including Dorothée, Dorotea, Dorota, Dorrit, Doretta and more. It has also inspired lots of cute nicknames, including Dora, Thea, Dot, Dottie and Dodie. Dorothea is the name of two saints, and is a lovely choice if you want a variant that’s closer to the original ancient Greek.

Dorothea Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Dorothea is currently #4311 on The Bump
Girl:Dorothea is currently #1915 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Dorothea is currently #4911 in U.S. births
Girl:Dorothea is currently #1729 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 583
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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