Dorothea - Meaning of Dorothea
[ 4 syll. do-rot-hea, dor-oth-ea ] The baby girl name Dorothea is pronounced in English as DowR-ah-THIY-ah or in German as Dow-Row-TEH-aa †. Dorothea is used predominantly in Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian, and it is derived from Old Greek origins. Dorothea is a variation of the name Dorothy (English).
Theda (English, German, and Scandinavian shortening) is a variation of the name.
See also the related form, Theodora (English, German, and Greek).
Dorothea is an unusual baby name for girls. Its usage peaked in 1913 with 0.100% of baby girls being named Dorothea. Its ranking then was #176. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is currently of very modest use. In 2018, among the group of girl names directly related to Dorothea, Dorothy was the most widely used.
Baby names that sound like Dorothea include Dorotea, Dorothia, Dorothya, Theresita, Dareth, Darthy, Deroit, Derorit, Dhriti, Dhrti, Dhruti, Dorathy, Dordei, Dordi, Dordie, Dorete, Doretha, Doretta, Dorette, and Dorit.
† Pronunciation for Dorothea: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Dorothea:
Activist Dorothea Dix, born 4 April 1802, Hampden, Maine.
Actress Dorothea Jordan, born November 21, 1761 - July 5, 1816, Waterford, Ireland.