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