Meaning:Gift of God
You'll probably be familiar with Dorothy, but back in the 1950s, the respelling Dorthea ruled the school! This girl's name is rooted in Greek and means "gift of God." Perhaps the biggest influence on its ranking is the 1939 musical film, The Wizard of Oz, starring the wonderfully talented Judy Garland. Here's betting you can still sing every word of Over the Rainbow! Today, Dorthea is totally rare and has that trendy vintage flair that baby will always cherish. If Dorthea doesn't quite do it for you, follow the yellow brick road to the equally adorable Dorothea, Dorthy, Dotty, Dot, and Dolly.
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