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Gender: F Origin of Dorrit: Variation of Dorothea

The "Little Dorrit" title character of Charles Dickens' novel was actually named Amy; Dorrit was her last name. The Dorit spelling is a short form of Dorotea in Danish and Dorrit has been used as a first name, but its origins are as a surname derived from Dorothea or Durward.

Famous People Named Dorrit

Dorrit Black, Australian artist

Pop Culture References for the name Dorrit

Dorrit Bradshaw, character on "The Carrie Diaries"
Amy Dorrit, title heroine of "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens