Girl name origins & meanings
- Greek : Gift of God
Girl name variations
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Family name origins & meanings
- 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).