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

Dottie Origin and Meaning

The name Dottie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "gift of God".

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Dottie

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.

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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!