English, diminutive of Dorothy
"gift of God"

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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Famous People Named Dottie

  • Dottie West (born Dorothy Marie Marsh)American country music singer
  • Dottie PepperAmerican golfer
  • Dottie Rambo (born Joyce Reba Luttrell)American gospel singer
  • Dorothea Amanda "Dottie" CannonMiss Minnesota USA 2006
  • Dorothy "Dottie" AlexanderAmerican keyboardist for band of Montreal
  • Dorothy "Dottie" GreenAll,American Girls Professional Baseball League player
  • Dottie Cox PickettAmerican blogger; sister of actress Courteney Cox
  • Dottie Juliette JamesBritish YouTuber

Dottie in Pop Culture

  • Dottie "Doc" McStuffinsmain character on Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins
  • Dottycharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series

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