Dorothy

Dorothy is a girl name and means gift of God. It is a Greek name and its pronunciation is \d(o)-ro-thy\. Other similar names and variants include: Dasha, Dasya, Dodie, Dody, Doe, Doll, Dolley, Dolli, Dollie, Dolly, Doortje, Dora, Doretta, Dori, Doria, Dorika, Dorinda, Dorit, Dorita, Doritha, Dorlisa, Doro, Doronit, Dorota, Dorotea, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothee, Dorrit, Dortha, Dorthea, Dorthy, Dory, Dosha, Dosya, Dot, Dottey, Dottie, Dotty, Tea, Thea. Dorothy is a very popular first name for women (#10 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#19719 out of 88799).
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Dorothy over the years and Dorothy's popularity rank:

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Dorothy VIP rank

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Famous people named Dorothy

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Famous actors named Dorothy and their movies

Dorothy Malone
Dorothy Malone

Born on January 30, 1925

  • Age: 96
  • Birth sign: Aquarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 34
Colorado Territory

Colorado Territory

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone, Henry Hull

Tip on a Dead Jockey

Tip on a Dead Jockey

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Marcel Dalio, Martin Gabel

Law and Order

Law and Order

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster, Alex Nicol

Flaxy Martin

Flaxy Martin

Directed by: Richard L. Bare

Starring: Virginia Mayo, Zachary Scott, Dorothy Malone, Tom D'Andrea

Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge

Born on November 09, 1922

  • Age: 99
  • Birth sign: Scorpio
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 8
Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James

Country: United States of America

The Harlem Globetrotters

Directed by: Phil Brown, Will Jason

Starring: Harlem Globetrotters, Thomas Gomez, Dorothy Dandridge, Bill Walker

The Decks Ran Red

The Decks Ran Red

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: James Mason, Dorothy Dandridge, Broderick Crawford, Stuart Whitman

Malaga

Directed by: Laslo Benedek

Starring: Trevor Howard, Dorothy Dandridge, Edmund Purdom, Michael Hordern

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Famous directors named Dorothy and their movies

Dorothy Arzner
Dorothy Arzner
  • No. of movies: 22

Ten Modern Commandments

Directed by: Dorothy Arzner

Starring: Esther Ralston, Neil Hamilton, Arthur Hoyt, Jocelyn Lee

Nana

Directed by: Dorothy Arzner, George Fitzmaurice

Starring: Anna Sten, Phillips Holmes, Lionel Atwill, Richard Bennett

Manhattan Cocktail

Directed by: Dorothy Arzner

Starring: Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen, Danny O'Shea, Paul Lukas

Craig's Wife

Directed by: Dorothy Arzner

Starring: Rosalind Russell, John Boles, Billie Burke, Jane Darwell

Dorothy Lyman
Dorothy Lyman

Born on April 18, 1947

  • Age: 74
  • Birth sign: Aries
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 4
Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

The Nanny: The Complete Series

The Nanny: The Complete Series

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

The Nanny: Season 4

The Nanny: Season 4

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Dorothy Ann Puzo
Dorothy Ann Puzo
  • No. of movies: 2
Cold Steel

Cold Steel

Directed by: Dorothy Ann Puzo

Cold Steel

Directed by: Dorothy Ann Puzo

Starring: Brad Davis, Sharon Stone, Jonathan Banks, Jay Acovone

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Famous writers named Dorothy and their books

Dorothy Uhnak
Dorothy Uhnak
  • No. of books: 8
Law And Order

Law And Order

By:

A tough Irish cop. A prostitute. A massive cover-up that stretches to the highest levels of law enforcement . . .

The Investigation

The Investigation

By:

Is she a loving, devoted mother or a cold-blooded killer? In a peaceful, residential section of Queens, Kitty Keeler’s young sons have gone missing.

False Witness

False Witness

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Sanderalee Dawson was used to being on camera, but never as a victim. When police find the sexy TV celebrity in her apartment, she is almost unrecognisable.

False Witness

False Witness

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Dorothy Erskine
Dorothy Erskine
  • No. of books: 4
The Pink Hotel

The Pink Hotel

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Dust jacket notes: "It's a great big, if admittedly somewhat peculiar, world and there are all sorts of people in it - particularly in resort hotels during the season.

The Crystal Boat

The Crystal Boat

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Dorothy F. Rodgers
Dorothy F. Rodgers
  • No. of books: 2
My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

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My Favorite Things: A Personal Guide to Decorating and Entertaining, 1964, Dorothy Rodgers. Illustrated with 20 full page color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket, 279 pages, published by Avenel Books.

Dorothy Lobrano Guth
Dorothy Lobrano Guth
  • No. of books: 1

Letters Of E.B. White

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Letters of E. B. White touches on a wide variety of subjects, including the New Yorker editor who became the author's wife; their dachshund, Fred, with his "look of fake

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dorothy a popular name?

Over the years Dorothy was most popular in 1927. According to the latest US census information Dorothy ranks #6th while according to famousnames.vip Dorothy ranks #4th.

How popular is the name Dorothy?

According to the US census in 2018, 559 girls were born named Dorothy, making Dorothy the #534th name more popular among girl names. In 1927 Dorothy had the highest rank with 36113 girls born that year with this name.

How common is the name Dorothy?

Dorothy is #534th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Dorothy more popular ?

The name Dorothy was more popular in 1927 with 36113 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Dorothy

The last time a baby was named Dorothy was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Dorothy?

In 2020 there were 559 baby girls named Dorothy.

Who is a famous person named Dorothy?

There a several famous people named Dorothy, for example actress Dorothy Malone, director Dorothy Arzner, actress Dorothy Dandridge.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Dorothy?

A famous actor/actress named Dorothy is Dorothy Malone, starring in 4 movies, including Colorado Territory and Tip on a Dead Jockey.

Who is a famous director named Dorothy?

A famous director named Dorothy is Dorothy Arzner, who directed 4 movies, including Ten Modern Commandments and Nana.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Dorothy?

There are 2 actors named Dorothy including Dorothy Malone and Dorothy Dandridge who appeared in movies such as Colorado Territory and Carmen Jones.

How many famous directors are named Dorothy?

There are 3 directors named Dorothy including Dorothy Arzner and Dorothy Lyman who directed movies such as Ten Modern Commandments and Split Ends.

How many famous writers are named Dorothy?

There are 4 writers named Dorothy including Dorothy Uhnak and Dorothy Erskine who wrote books such as Law And Order and The Pink Hotel.