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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Gift of God

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : of uncertain derivation. Reaney suggests it could be from bynames associated with Old Norse dottr ‘lazy’, or Old English dott ‘head of a boil’.
  • South German : from a term meaning ‘godfather’.
  • North German : from a short form of the personal name Dietrich or a related name.

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