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Dorothy

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Dorothy

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Dorothy in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Dorothy:

  • Records indicate that 1,103,116 girls in the United States have been named Dorothy since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1924, when 39,995 people in the U.S. were given the name Dorothy. Those people are now 90 years old.

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    Comments about the name Dorothy

    83% Approval Rating
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      10 Positive Comments

  • "My 9 month old daughters name is Dorothy and we just love it :) We worried about the Wizard Of Oz jokes but thus far most people don't say anything. When someone doesn't pronounce it properly we politely correct them (Dor-a-thee) and we don't encourage nicknames because we love her full name so much. The only nicknames we like are Doll or Darling :)" May. 28, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Dorothy and I grew to love the name as an adult. Was called Dot or Dottie growing up. I dont mind the references to Wizard of Oz, great film." Apr. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have a girl at gmynasics called dorthy and people called toto! she made up the name and loves being called it!" Apr. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my mam was dorothy born 1939 died 2011 she was the best miss her sooooooooooooooo much fab name" Feb. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Dorothy and we love it. She is nearly 3 and has the 1940 hair to go with her name! We always get, "Oh, Dorothy, what a great name."" Jul. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Dorothy, she is two years old. I love it! The first couple of months everyone wasn't in to it. But now we can't picture her with any other name. People that meet someone that young with that name don't think its old fashion anymore. Esther is old fashion to me." May. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, even though it is old fashioned for someone born in the late 40s. what is so bad about being old fashioned? I had aunts with the same name, which we very special. I don't find a problem with pronunciation or spelling and I am honoured by its meaning - a gift of God." Apr. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My great grandmother is dorothy... it's a cute name! it does remind me of the wizard of oz at times.. but its still a nice name." Jul. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My aunts name is Dorothy and I think its so cute! We call her Auntie Tootie (Tootie is a nickname for Dorothy!)" Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dorothy, and it's true that many people realizes about Wizard of Oz(Always asks me;;) . However, I like my name cuz it's meaning is "Gift of god". I don't know why some people think this name is so old-fashioned :(" Jan. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Sounds like an old lady to me, not a very nice name for a child. Not these days and not even in the Sixties and Seventies - but it was okay in the Twenties when it peaked in popularity." Jan. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I absolutely hate hate hate it. The Wizard of Oz ruined it along with the Dorky Dorothy that every Dorothy gets and if you are lucky enough to be called Dottie and have freckles you also get the heckling of "Spotty Dottie" uggh! This name is a no win name." Jan. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

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  • "dorothy is my grandmothers name, my great grandmothers name, my mums middle name and now my middle name. i dont really like it because it sounds so old and doesnt go well with my name - mikayla..." Oct. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dorothy is my daughter's name, my mother's name, my mother's aunt's name, the aunt's grandmother's name, and the grandmother's mother's name (which was actually Dorothea, but let's not quibble) I love the sound of the word -- and it suits my daughter perfectly. There's a whole string of Dorothys in my family, all good strong women. I hope for another family Dorothy from one of my three children." Oct. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my grandmother's name and I love it. I am actually pregnant and researching names but I couldn't pick one that better represents someone incredible. Sure its old fashioned..but its wonderful! Original..and wholesome. : )" Jul. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Dorothy... and I like the wizard of oz! ha!" Oct. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "May be an old lady's name at the present time but it's not hideous as opposed to Mildred, Edna, and Gladys. I suppose Dorothy could some day make a comeback - whether the prospective parents of future daughters of that name are Wizard Of Oz fans or not." May. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dorothy, although that's not the name I commonly use. It's the name that appears on anything legal - but that's it! I, too, grew up with the "where's Toto" and "How's the Scarecrow" questions growing up. And I agree that it's a little old fashioned; it was a little old fashioned when I got it, too! As with an earlier posting, I get misspellings, which used to really surprise me. I have always said Dor-a-thee, as has my family (of which I am not the first Dorothy). I tried to use it when I was a young adult, but it's never fit." Jan. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dorothy and while I hated all the Wizard of Oz jokes (you think people would realize that they weren't the first one to think to ask where Toto was), I did enjoy always being the only one in my class-well whole school-with that name. I think there were at least 3 Jennifers! Of course being from down south no one knows how to say it. My parents say dar-a-thy, while others say Dor-thy. And yes, it gets misspelled a lot." Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always spell my name innacurately. I've come to the point in life when I say..Dorothy, like the Wizard of Oz, before they have a chance to poke fun." Jun. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "usually people always spell my name Dorthy. And people always call me dorky or something mean! I have never met someone else called Dorothy Im the only persin that is called dorothy in my town" Apr. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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