Gender: Female Origin of Dorrit: Variation of Dorothea

The name Dorrit is a girl's name . Dorrit and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

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.

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Mhill46 Says:


I do like this. However, I don't know that I could get past the fact that it sounds extremely similar to "Doritos"

MaryFiona Says:


I LOVE this name. Trying to convince my partner to let me use it for our daughter.

SimoneKadele Says:


I heard it on The Carrie Diaries, and while it is unusual, it does have a certain charm. It's pronounced DORE-it.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Eh, I prefer Dorothy. Not bad, though. All opinion.

steampunkleo Says:


This is an absolutely adorable name, though I do worry it may be a little odd for a child this century.