What does Dorothy mean?

Definitions for Dorothy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Dorothy.

Did you actually mean derate or dearth?


  1. Dorothynoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    Pistol. Then to you, Mistress Dorothy; I will charge you. / Doll Tearsheet. Charge me! I scorn you, scurvy companion.

  2. Etymology: The English form of Latin Dorothea, the name of a legendary (and possibly fictitious) saint, from Ancient Greek Δωροθέα (Dōrothéa), from δῶρον (dôron, " gift") + θεός (theós, " god").


  1. Dorothy

    Dorothy is a comic opera in three acts with music by Alfred Cellier and a libretto by B. C. Stephenson. The story involves a rake who falls in love with his disguised fiancée. It was first produced at the Gaiety Theatre in London on in 1886. After a rocky start, it was revised and transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre later that year and then transferred to the Lyric Theatre in 1888, where it played until 1889. The piece had an initial run of 931 performances, breaking the record for the longest-running musical theatre production in history and holding this record until the run of the musical play A Chinese Honeymoon in the early 1900s. Dorothy also toured in Britain, America and Australia and enjoyed numerous revivals until at least 1908. The piece was popular with amateur theatre groups, particularly in Britain, until World War II. The show's hit songs included the ballad "Queen of My Heart", "Be Wise In Time", "Hark For'ard!", "With A Welcome To All", and "The Time Has Come."

Suggested Resources

  1. dorothy

    Song lyrics by dorothy -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by dorothy on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce Dorothy?

How to say Dorothy in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dorothy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dorothy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Dorothy in a Sentence

  1. Maria Hawkins Cole:

    I remember meeting Peggy Lee, Danny Thomas, Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and so many others at parties.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    When I think about why I'm doing this, I think about my mother, Dorothy, i think about all the Dorothys, all over America who fight for their families, who never give up. That's why I'm doing this, that's why I've always done this, for all the Dorothys.

  3. Judy Garland:

    Time won’t stop and life won’t stand still. But I have a feeling that if I just look backward once in a while at Dorothy, if I am off beat in any way, I’ll get back on the soundtrack again. . . .

  4. Thomas Jackson:

    I'm truly sorry for the loss of Dorothy Brown son. I'm also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael Brown from the street.

  5. Abbot James Wiseman Day:

    In a nutshell I think Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton clearly recognized that to be a faithful member of the church, it includes and even requires being concerned with issues that go beyond the church door, it's not only possible, but also proper, for a Catholic or a member of any other religious tradition to be concerned with justice, peace in the world, understanding of other faiths and concern for the environment. [Pope Francis] is putting on record that what he’s doing is not all that new.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Dorothy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Dorothy »


Find a translation for the Dorothy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these Dorothy definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "Dorothy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 16 Aug. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Dorothy>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Dorothy? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    fortitude and determination
    • A. tranquillity
    • B. model
    • C. relocation
    • D. guts

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Dorothy: