Name: Dorothy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dorothy

  • Meaning:
    Gift of god
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Gift of god
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (DOR a thee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Dorothy

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Dorothy is the name of heroine in L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" which was later adapted in immensely popular film "The Wizard of Oz" which featured Judy Garland as Dorothy.

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Popularity Rank of Dorothy (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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