Dorothea: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dorothea

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."

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

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

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Dorothea Brooke, protagonist of in George Eliot's novel Middlemarch.

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