Infographic of Dorothea name meaning, which is “The gift of God,” from the Greek doron (a gift) and theos (God). Masculine form: Theodore.
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Dorothea Name Popularity

How popular is the name Dorothea? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 212 262 0.0744%
1911 182 351 0.0943%
1912 174 522 0.1035%
1913 179 613 0.1081%
1914 182 691 0.0992%
1915 182 895 0.0985%
1916 181 997 0.1032%
1917 180 1,050 0.105%
1918 189 1,028 0.0958%
1919 192 963 0.092%
1920 185 1,086 0.0977%
1921 194 1,038 0.0906%
1922 207 902 0.081%
1923 210 899 0.0803%
1924 206 914 0.0787%
1925 218 853 0.0755%
1926 235 728 0.0662%
1927 246 661 0.0597%
1928 255 593 0.0554%
1929 266 535 0.0517%
1930 243 606 0.058%
1931 280 450 0.0456%
1932 299 404 0.0409%
1933 309 360 0.0386%
1934 299 392 0.0406%
1935 306 360 0.037%
1936 332 307 0.0319%
1937 378 244 0.0248%
1938 385 255 0.0249%
1939 369 274 0.0269%
1940 348 303 0.0285%
1941 414 231 0.0205%
1942 395 284 0.0225%
1943 407 277 0.0212%
1944 421 245 0.0198%
1945 476 177 0.0145%
1946 461 242 0.0164%
1947 469 264 0.0158%
1948 485 228 0.0143%
1949 432 289 0.018%
1950 461 262 0.0163%
1951 499 228 0.0134%
1952 476 266 0.0152%
1953 510 243 0.0137%
1954 512 253 0.0138%
1955 522 265 0.0144%
1956 551 239 0.0127%
1957 546 263 0.0137%
1958 582 241 0.0128%
1959 586 238 0.0125%
1960 593 234 0.0124%
1961 575 256 0.0136%
1962 557 264 0.0144%
1963 614 219 0.0122%
1964 622 216 0.0123%
1965 681 161 0.0098%
1966 655 169 0.0108%
1967 732 132 0.0087%
1968 779 117 0.0078%
1969 845 100 0.0065%
1970 1,016 71 0.0045%
1971 1,091 61 0.0041%
1972 1,118 53 0.0039%
1973 1,743 17 0.0013%
1974 1,587 22 0.0017%
1975 1,581 25 0.0019%
1976 2,129 10 0.0008%
1977 1,702 22 0.0016%
1978 1,879 17 0.0013%
1979 2,582 6 0.0004%
1980 2,121 14 0.001%
1981 2,005 17 0.0012%
1982 1,870 21 0.0014%
1983 2,056 15 0.001%
1984 2,114 15 0.001%
1985 3,066 5 0.0003%
1986 2,545 10 0.0007%
1987 0 0%
1988 2,010 21 0.0013%
1989 0 0%
1990 3,672 5 0.0003%
1991 0 0%
1992 3,144 7 0.0004%
1993 2,698 12 0.0008%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 0 0%
1998 2,972 9 0.0006%
1999 0 0%
2000 0 0%
2001 0 0%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 3,724 5 0.0003%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 3,586 6 0.0004%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 3,186 6 0.0004%
2016 2,871 10 0.0007%
2017 3,135 6 0.0004%
2018 2,286 20 0.0015%
2019 3,211 5 0.0004%
2020 2,835 20 0.0016%

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Data via SSA.gov.


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What names are diminutives of Dorothea?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Dorothea sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dorothea, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Doll

Gift of God

Greek

Dollie

Gift of God

Greek

Dolly

A variant spelling of Dollie.

English

Dora

Gift

Greek

Dot

Gift of God

Greek

Dotty

Gift of God

Greek


What names sound like Dorothea?

If you like how Dorothea sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dorothea.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dorotea

Gift of God

Greek

Dorotha

Gift of God

Greek

Dorothee

Gift of God

Greek

Dorthea

Gift of God

Greek


What names are similar to Dorothea?

Find a name that’s like Dorothea, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Doritha

Gift of God

Greek

Dorota

Gift of God

Greek

Dortha

Gift of God

Greek


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1 Comment

  1. This name means a lot to me because it means “gift of God”. It was also my great grandmothers name.


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