Dorothy Family History
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Dorothy Name Meaning
adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Dorchiadhe (see Darcy). Perhaps also an Americanized form of some European family name, for example French Dorothée, derived from a Greek female name composed of the elements doron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as Theodora, but in reverse order).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press