- another name that should make a comeback. Elegant and sweet with a lovely meaning.
- because so many people have it, and yet you never know someone who has it.
- Dorothy Jewell: Dorothy is the name of my maternal grandmother and I admired her very much. She was a strong woman. Jewell is the first name of my paternal grandma, who died of cancer when I was very young. It is classical and has a very important meaning to me.
Dorothy is the English form of Dorothea, a name which comes from the Greek root words "doron" meaning "gift" and "theos" meaning "god." The name Theodora means the exact same thing only with the elements reversed.
See Also: Dorothea, Theodora
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