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Gender: F Meaning of Dorothea: "gift of God" Origin of Dorothea: Greek

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Dorothea is a flowing and romantic Victorian-sounding name which was popular in the early decades of the twentieth century, but has been off the charts since 1970. Definitely on the brink of a revival!

Dorothea has had a long literary tradition, including as a clever, beautiful character in Don Quixote and the idealistic heroine of George Eliot's Middlemarch.

Worthy namesakes include Dorothea Dix, nineteenth century activist for the mentally ill and Civil War nurse, and the influential documentary photographer Dorothea Lange, known for her moving portraits taken during the Great Depression.

Appealing nickname possibilities include Dorrie, Doro, Dodie, Dot, Dottie and Thea,

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Famous People Named Dorothea

Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway
Dorothea of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark and Sweden
Dorothea Church, American model (1922-2006)
Dorothea Lange (born Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn), American photojournalist
Dorothea Lynde Dix, American activist
Dorothea Roschmann, German soprano
Dorothea Lambert Chambers (born Dorothea Katherine Douglass), English tennis player
Dorothea Wolbert, American actress
Dorothea Jordan, Anglo-Irish actress and mistress of King William IV of England
Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Dorothea Maria of Anhalt, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar

Pop Culture References for the Name Dorothea

Dorothea, a crackpot seer from the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Dorothea Brooke, Middlemarch by George Eliot
Dorothea Garibaldi, Galleria's mother on the Cheetah Girls played by Lynn Whitfield

Dorethea, Doretta, Dorine, Dorita, Doro, Dortha, Dorthea, Thea

Dorothea's International Variations

Dosia, Dorota (Czech) Dorete, Dorte, Dorthe (Danish) Doortje (Dutch) Dorothée (French) Dorottya, Dorika (Hungarian) Dorotea (Italian) Tea, Dortea (Norwegian) Dosya, Doroteya (Russian) Díorbhail (Scottish Gaelic)