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.
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