Dorothea Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Dorothea:
A borrowing of the Greek Dōrothea, a compound name composed of the elements dōron (gift) and theos (God): hence, "gift of God."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Dolly, Dot, Dottie, Dora, Thea, Dory, Dorothy, Dor
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Dorothea Church - American model
Dorothea Lange - American photojournalist
Dorothea Dix - American activist
Dorothea (Dolley) Todd Payne Madison-Famous first lady
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Dorothea Brooke, protagonist of in George Eliot's novel Middlemarch
Lady Dorothea "Dottie" Grey, Lord John's niece in the Diana Gabaldon's stories