First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1383. From Ancient Greek [Term?]. Cognate with English Dorothy and Dorothea.
- (now rare) A female given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ↑ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: Doroteja was the only given name of 8 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.