Dot Name Meaning & Origin

Dot

Pronunciation: DAHT (key)

Origin of the name Dorothy:

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.Buy the book

Related Names:

Dorothea, Dorothy, Dottie, Dotty

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Dot Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Dot? What are her siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Dot

Contribute your knowledge to the name Dot

Comments and insights on the name Dot
Personal experiences with the name Dot
Nicknames for Dot
Meanings and history of the name Dot

"The Norman Invasion of England in 1066 changed the language as well as the naming pool. The Normans introduced many new sounds into the language that the native populations had difficulty with. The "r" sound was one of these, which led to it being dropped or changed in many diminutive forms of names... -Ch and -th sounds were pronounced like "k" and "t" in these days as well." - Name Nerds http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/advice/nickhistory.html

Hence, Dorothy = Dot, Dottie, Dodie

Famous real-life people named Dot

Dot Allison (born 1969), Scottish singer and songwriter
Dot Bailey (1916–2009), New Zealand cricketer
Dot Farley (1881–1971), American film actress
Dot Germain (born 1947), American retired LPGA golfer
Dot Laughton (1913–1982), Australian cricketer
Dot Lemon (1907–1986), early American aviator and barnstormer
Dot Moore (1914–2007), American television personality
Dot Richardson (born 1961), American physician, softball coach and former player
Dot Wilkinson (born 1921), American former softball player and bowler, member of the Halls of Fame of both sports

Dot in song, story & screen

Dot, a character from the animated television show Animaniacs
Dot Branning, character on the television show EastEnders
Dot Matrix, character on the television series ReBoot
Dot and Dash, an animated girl and animated boy appearing in the PBS Kids station identification
Dot and the Kangaroo, a children's book by Ethel C. Pedley, written in 1899
Dot, A Drama in Three Acts, an 1859 stage adaption of the book The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
Little Dot, a comic book character
A League of Their Own character Dot (Dorothy)

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
51
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

63
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

61
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

59
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

47
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

58
No Way
Definitely

Young?

46
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?