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.

Famous People Named Dorothy

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