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Meaning and Origin of: Dorothy

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Gift of God

Last name origin & meaning:

  • adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Dorchiadhe (see Darcy).
  • Perhaps also an Americanized form of some European family name, for example French Dorothée, derived from a Greek female name composed of the elements dōron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as Theodora, but in reverse order).