Dorothea Name Meaning & Origin

Dorothea

Pronunciation: doh-rə-THEE-ə (key)

Origin of the name Dorothea:

A borrowing of the Greek Dōrothea, a compound name composed of the elements dōron (gift) and theos (God): hence, "gift of God."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Dora, Dorothy, Dot, Dottie, Thea

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Dorothea and Theodora are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Nicknames for Dorothea

Dolly, Dot, Dottie, Dora, Thea, Dory, Dorothy, Dor

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Famous real-life people named Dorothea

Dorothea Church - American model
Dorothea Lange - American photojournalist
Dorothea Dix - American activist
Dorothea (Dolley) Todd Payne Madison-Famous first lady

Dorothea in song, story & screen

Dorothea Brooke, protagonist of in George Eliot's novel Middlemarch
Lady Dorothea "Dottie" Grey, Lord John's niece in the Diana Gabaldon's stories

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