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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 "drop your least favourite w randomly generated names - girls with middles".

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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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


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.