Dorothea

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of the Greek name Δωροθεα (Dorothea), a female form of Dorotheus [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

Dorathea
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Danish Swedish
Doretea
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Swedish
Dorethea
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Danish Swedish
Dorota
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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Dorotea
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Danish Faroese Finish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Dorotéa
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Swedish
Dórótea
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Icelandic
Dorotha
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Swedish
Dorothe
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Dóróthe
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Icelandic
Dorothea
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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Dórothea
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Icelandic
Dóróthea
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Icelandic
Toroteija
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Finish
Vetora
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Finish

See also Ditte, Dora, Dorete, Doris, Dorit, Dorothy, Dorrit, Dorte, Dortea, Dörte, Tea, Tutti

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Dorotheuson Iceland

Female

Dorotheudóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Dorothea
Genitive: Dorotheas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Dorothea
Genitive: Dorothean
Partitive: Dorotheaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Dorothea
Accusative: Dorotheu
Dative: Dorotheu
Genitive: Dorotheu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Dorothea
Genitive: Dorotheas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Dorothea
Genitive: Dorotheas

Name Day

Denmark Denmark

6 February

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Dorothea von Brandenburg (1430/1431 – 10 November 1495), Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
  • Dorothea von Sachsen-Lauenburg (9 July 1511 – 7 October 1571), Queen consort of Denmark and Norway

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
211 1069 211 1069 0 0
Finland Finland[11]
n.a.
411
n.a.
411 0 0
Norway Norway[12]
73
n.a.
73
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[13]
71
n.a.
71
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[14]
3 6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[15]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Dorothea (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Dorothea (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  10. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/