First recorded as a given name of Latvians in the end of the 19th century. From Laima, goddess of fortune + dot (“to give”). Character in the play Uguns un nakts (1907) by Rainis.
- A female given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: Laimdota was the only given name of 681 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.