The name Dorothea is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "gift of God". Dorothea and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".
From the experts:
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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