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Gender: Female Meaning of Dottie: "gift of God" Origin of Dottie: English, diminutive of Dorothy

The name Dottie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "gift of God". Dottie and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blessed and discussed in our forums with posts like ""Don't call me ___, I go by ___"".

From the experts:

Dottie and Dot are old Dorothy nicknames that some cutting-edge Brits are bringing back to fashion. It's been half a century since Dottie ranked on its own in this country, one of those nickname names that flourished in the 1890's.

Probably the most prominent bearer of the name was the seminal country music singer Dottie West--born Dorothy, of course. In the movie A League of Their Own, Geena Davis's leading character Dottie Hinson was based on real life women's pro baseball player Dottie Kamenshek.

Dot can make an adorable middle name--if your last name isn't Com.

Find other names based on Dottie using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Dottie

Dottie West (born Dorothy Marie Marsh), American country music singer
Dottie Pepper, American golfer
Dottie Rambo (born Joyce Reba Luttrell), American gospel singer
Dorothea Amanda "Dottie" Cannon, Miss Minnesota USA 2006
Dorothy "Dottie" Alexander, American keyboardist for band of Montreal
Dorothy "Dottie" Green, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player
Dottie Cox Pickett, American blogger; sister of actress Courteney Cox
Dottie Juliette James, British YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Dottie

Dottie "Doc" McStuffins, main character on Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins
Dotty, character in Aphmau's YouTube series

Dottey, Dotti, Dotty


Finn Says:


My grandmother has gone by Dottie 99% of the time since she left Denmark when she was 17. Though she uses it as a short form of Dorte, the Danish variation of Dorothy.

Lola Says:


I met someone on a ski lift named Delta, and she went by Dot or Dotty. A bit of a stretch as far as the nickname goes, but worth mentioning.

joquinta Says:



boymom11 Says:


I'm a loner Dottie, a rebel...

Dottie Wood Says:


My name is Dottie and it is not a nickname. I was named after my Grate Grandma who was a Dottie.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Cute nickname.

Essa Says:


I would love a little Dorothy with the nickname Dottie but I feel like everybody would hate it and it would actually be cruel to name a girl born in this time Dorothy.

euphemiadwarlock9 Says:


I prefer this nickname of Dorothy more than Dorothy itself. It's so cute and happy sounding!