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dorothea

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
DôRON THEóS > DōROTHéA
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
DôRON ‎(δῶρον) THEóS ‎(θεός) DōROTHéA (Δωροθέα)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Dōrothéa (Δωροθέα)”, composed of two elements: “dôron ‎(δῶρον)” (gift) plus “theós ‎(θεός)” (divine, a deity, a god, God). In turn, the name means “given to God, the gift of God”. Dorothea was the name of two early saints, notably the 4th-century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. Dorothy was a less common variant of Dorothea until it became one of the most popular girl's names in the United States between 1904 and 1940. It was used by parents who had waited a long time for a child. The name Theodore is derived from the same Greek root, in reverse order.

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
dorothy, dorotea, dorete, dorathea, dorethe, dorette
english
dorothy, dortha, dorothee, doretha
finnish
dorothy, dorotea, toroteija, vetora
german
dorotea, dorete, dorette, Dorofeja
norwegian
dorothy, dorotea
swedish
dorothy, dorotea, dorathea, dorethe, dorette, dorotéa, dorotha, dorothe, dorthie
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
dorthy, dorte, dorthe, dorde, dorit, dorith, dorrit, dorrith, dorritt, dortea, dorthea, Darja
dutch
dortje, dorrit, dottie, Doreth, Theaatje, Dortjen
english
dorthy, dotty, dodie, dot, dottie
finnish
dorte, dorthe, dorit, dorrit, dorrith, Darja
german
dortje, dorte, dorthe, doro, dorit, dorith, Darja, DOdo, Dörte, Dorle, Dotzi, Dörtje, Doerthe, Dörthe
norwegian
dorte, dorthe, dordei, dordi, dordy, durdei, dårdi, dorit, dorith, dorrit, dorrith, dortea, dorthea, dotta, dåret, Darja
swedish
dorthy, dorte, dorthe, dorde, dordi, dordy, dårdi, doret, dorit, dorith, doritt, dorrit, dorrith, dorritt, dortea, dorthea, dott, dotti, dottie, Darja

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
Dorothéa
basque
dorotea
bulgarian
Doroteya
croatian
dorotea, doroteja
czech
dorota
estonian
dorotea
faroese
dorotea
french
dorothÉe
hungarian - magyar
dorottya
italian
dorotea
latvian
doroteja
lithuanian
dorotĖja
macedonian
doroteja
polish
dorota
portuguese
doroteia
russian
Doroteya
serbian
doroteja
slovak
dorota
slovene
doroteja
spanish
dorotea

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#7866UNITED STATES RANKING

Social Security AdministrationThe U.S.A. popularity ranking comes from US Government Social Security Administration.

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Notable people and personalities​

Dorothea Chambers (1878–1960) Was An English Tennis Player
Dorothea Charlotte Of Brandenburg-ansbach (1661–1705), Countess Of Hesse-darmstadt
Dorothea Friederike Of Brandenburg-ansbach (1676–1731), Last Countess Of Hanau
Dorothea Hedwig Of Brunswick-wolfenbüttel (1587–1609), Princess Of Brunswick-wolfenbüttel
Dorothea Lange, American Documentary Photographer And Photojournalist
Dorothea Lösch (1730–1799), Swedish Master Mariner
Dorothea Maria Of Anhalt (1574–1617), Duchess Of Saxe-weimar
Dorothea Marie Of Saxe-gotha-altenburg (1674–1713), Duchess Of Saxe-meiningen
Dorothea Of Alexandria († 320), Venerated As A Virgin Martyr
Dorothea Of Anhalt-zerbst (1607–1634), A Princess Of Anhalt-zerbst
Dorothea Of Bulgaria († ~1390), Queen Of Bosnia
Dorothea Of Caesarea († ~311), Martyr, Patron Saint Of Florists
Dorothea Of Montau (1347–1394), Roman Catholic Saint, Hermitess And Visionary
Dorothea Of Saxe-lauenburg (1511–1571), Queen Consort Of Christian Iii, King Of Denmark And Norway
Dorothea Of Saxony (1563–1587), Saxon Princess
Dorothea Oldenburg (1504 - 1547), Danish Princess And Duchess Of Prussia
Dorothea Richter, German Basketball Player
Dorothea Sophia (1587–1645), Abbess Of Quedlinburg
Dorothea Susanne Of Simmern (1544–1592), Princess Of The Electorate Of The Palatinate
Dorothea Von Biron, German Noblewoman
Dorothea Wierer, Italian Biathlete