What does the name “Dorothy” mean? A name is much more than just a name!

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

The name “Dorothy” is of Greek origin and it means “Gift of God”. It’s a name commonly given to girls.

According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Dorothy” ranks #3 in popularity as a baby girl’s name in Indiana. Imagine that, 984 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1925. Across the entire United States a total of 38,671 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. From 1880 to 2013, the highest recorded use of the name “Dorothy” was in 1924 with a total of 40,000 babies. (That’s a lot of baby Dorothys)

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Since 1880 up to 2013, your name was recorded 1,108,962 times in the American baby names history. Do you want to know how popular is the name Dorothy?’

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Your name in reverse order is “Yhtorod”. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give ‘Hotodry’. (How do you pronounce that?)

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Name poster for Dorothy

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