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The name Dorothy is of Greek origin, and means goddess of gifts.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Dorothy has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Dorothy
Use of the Name Dorothy for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,102,334 88,766 12,774 3,128 1,449 571 281
The table below indicates the number of times the name Dorothy has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Dorothy
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880139112  
1881144109  
1882150115  
1883137141  
1884137163  
1885128196  
1886122231  
1887112272  
1888103373  
1889102377  
189093458  
189176566  
189279626  
189368822  
1894581,0538857
1895571,127  
1896461,366  
1897431,4719746
1898431,672  
1899351,6878018
1900262,4989888
1901222,173  
1902152,7089547
1903113,0799327
1904103,47554417
190573,93475811
190664,32250820
190764,96351821
190865,69659419
190956,24350626
191047,29758724
191148,84453331
1912312,61066441
1913314,63769843
1914318,75583941
1915325,14594244
1916327,41270572
1917328,84482260
1918332,03286459
1919331,72681465
1920236,61675276
1921239,08069488
1922237,69984765
1923239,00467690
1924239,998637103
1925238,55163999
1926236,591565118
1927235,996552124
1928333,678555120
1929331,447535119
1930330,374480155
1931326,504479140
1932424,959562110
1933422,028524117
1934521,267551115
1935619,399528120
1936617,654572102
1937816,57369774
1938816,34759598
1939915,16969673
19401214,84765685
19411414,55373272
19421715,05682562
19431914,74781465
19441913,36693547
19452012,32985354
19462312,778  
19472612,737  
19482911,299  
19493210,419  
1950359,573  
1951429,035  
1952468,629  
1953498,138  
1954557,798  
1955647,240  
1956726,872  
1957746,404  
1958865,534  
1959945,237  
1960955,070  
1961994,734  
19621114,068  
19631163,795  
19641183,538  
19651302,963  
19661362,665  
19671482,317  
19681572,099  
19691811,782  
19701801,804  
19711901,627  
19722181,275  
19732151,176  
19742311,104  
1975249973  
1976240983  
1977269933  
1978260912  
1979272887  
1980278896  
1981307788  
1982298828  
1983304760  
1984337683  
1985332717  
1986374624  
1987383612  
1988396604  
1989397623  
1990426597  
1991487494  
1992486507  
1993515477  
1994554436  
1995598375  
1996638350  
1997690312  
1998712310  
1999682332  
2000747307  
2001767310  
2002871261  
2003835290  
2004859281  
Totals:  1,102,334 3,128

During the last 125 years, parents have used Dorothy as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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