US Popularity:935
Meaning:gift of God
Dorothy is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning "gift of God." A popular choice in Britain since the 16th century, it has inspired many sweet nicknames, including Dot, Dolly, and Dotty. In the fantasy musical The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy was the lead character who was swept away from her Kansas home to a magical land. She was brought to life on the silver screen by actress Judy Garland in 1939. If you want to celebrate your faith or revive a charming classic, Dorothy is a sweet name for your little one.

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Dorothy Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Dorothy is currently #923 on The Bump
Girl:Dorothy is currently #684 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Dorothy is currently #935 in U.S. births
Girl:Dorothy is currently #467 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 22
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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