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Gender: Female Origin of Dot: English, diminutive of Dorothy Meaning of Dorothy: English variation of Greek Dorothea, "gift of God"

The name Dot is a girl's name of English origin. Dot and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

Old-fangled nickname could make dot. com era short form or middle name.

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Famous People Named Dot

Dorothy-Marie "Dot" Jones, American actress
Dorothy Elliot "Dot" Allison, Scottish singer-songwriter
Dorothea "Dot" Farley, American actress
Dorothy "Dot" Richardson, American softball player and physician
Dorothy "Dot" Germain, American golfer
Dot Laughton, Australian cricketer
Dorothy "Dot" Lemon, American aviatrix
Dot Wilkinson, American softball player

Pop Culture References for the name Dot

DorothyDotWilliams - character on Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Dorothy "Dot" Cotton, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Dot Tattler, conjoined twin character on TV's "American Horror Story: Freak Show"; twin of Bette
Princess Dot, ant in Pixar's "A Bug's Life"
Dot Warner (born Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca the Third), a character on animated series "Animaniacs"
Dot, character in musical "Sunday in the Park with George"
Little Dot, character in Havey Comics
Dot, animated mascot for PBS network along with brother Dash
Dot Matrix, character on animated series "ReBoot"
Dot Comet, main character on animated series "Dot"
"Dot and the Kangaroo," 1899 children's book by Ethel C. Pedley
"Dot and Tot of Merryland," a 1901 novel by L. Frank Baum
Pip and Dot, fictional character in the 2017 video game "Cuphead"


I'm a Banana Says:


Polka dot.

EW314 Says:


This is all kinds of cute!

RoddyThlayli Says:


It's time for Animaniacs . . . .

ElsaAnne Says:


Ottoline, Dorothea, Doris, Dorrit, Dora?

JH Says:


Love this as a nickname but I'm not a fan of Dorothy. What other name can get you to Dot...?

Zelliew Says:


As a nickname only

DaisyMaisie Says:


this is sooo cute! dotty is cute to.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Cute, simple nickname. For Dorothy or whatever other D names you can think of!