Dorothea

Dorothea - A very unique female name



  Apr 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dorothea, meaning gift of God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #212. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dorothea and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dorothea? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dorothea. The baby girl name Dorothea was given to 6 baby girls in 2008, ranking #4758 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 257,237 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dorothea peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1912 on position 174.



Famous with this name

Dorothea Rau
Dorothea Phillips
Dorothea Kent


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Dorothea is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dorothea is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #2,087 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,087.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dorothea is where you live.


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Dorothea origin and meaning

Dorothea is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means gift of God. To see famous people named Dorothea, pop culture references for the name Dorothea and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dorothea

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dorothea, sorted by popularity.

Dorothy / Dorthy / Doretha / Dortha / Dorotha / Doretta / Dorathy / Dorthey / Dorthea / Doreatha /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20084758
20045112
19983432
19932931
19923601
19904286
19882100
19862709
19853456
19842202
19832159
19821919
19812099
19802232
19792845
19781932
19771757
19762248
19751601
19741631
19731779
19721179
19711105
19701033
1969852
1968785
1967734
1966659
1965684
1964623
1963615
1962557
1961576
1960595
1959586
1958583
1957548
1956552
1955524
1954516
1953509
1952477
1951501
1950462
1949434
1948488
1947470
1946462
1945478
1944422
1943409
1942396
1941416
1940349
1939370
1938387
1937379
1936333
1935308
1934300
1933308
1932300
1931281
1930243
1929266
1928255
1927246
1926235
1925218
1924206
1923209
1922207
1921194
1920185
1919192
1918189
1917180
1916181
1915182
1914182
1913179
1912174
1911182
1910212

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York2087

Even more about Dorothea


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dorothea a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dorothea?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1912
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Dorothea
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 257,237
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2008 births +6

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