- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɒɹəθi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɔɹəθi/
- (NYC) IPA(key): /ˈdɑɹəθi/
- A female given name.
c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henrie the Fourth, Continuing to His Death, and Coronation of Henrie the Fift. With the Humours of Sir Iohn Falstaffe, and Swaggering Pistoll. As It hath been Sundrie Times Publikely Acted by the Right Honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine His Seruants, quarto edition, London: Printed by V[alentine] S[immes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, published 1600, OCLC 55178895:: Act II, Scene IV:
- Pistol. Then to you, Mistress Dorothy; I will charge you.
- Doll Tearsheet. Charge me! I scorn you, scurvy companion.
- 1900 Lyman Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Chapter 3:
- "My name is Dorothy," said the girl, " and I am going to the Emerald City to ask the Great Oz to send me back to Kansas."
- 1990 Russell Baker, There's a Country in My Cellar, Morrow, ISBN 0688095984, page 418:
- Don't you think the world has gone steadily downhill ever since parents stopped naming their children Lucy and Dorothy and started naming them Samantha?
female given name