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  1. #1,124,586 Dorothy Hutcheson
  2. #1,124,587 Dorothy Jacob
  3. #1,124,588 Dorothy Jamieson
  4. #1,124,589 Dorothy Jemison
  5. #1,124,590 Dorothy Jonas
  6. #1,124,591 Dorothy Julian
  7. #1,124,592 Dorothy Kasper
  8. #1,124,593 Dorothy Kaufmann
  9. #1,124,594 Dorothy Kemper
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Meaning & Origins

Usual English form of Dorothea. The name was not used in the Middle Ages, but was taken up in the 15th century and became common thereafter. It was borne by the American film star Dorothy Lamour (1914–1996, born Dorothy Kaumeyer).
77th in the U.S.
English, German, French, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Lithuanian, Czech, and Slovak (Jonáš), and Hungarian (Jónás): from a medieval personal name, which comes from the Hebrew male personal name Yona, meaning ‘dove’. In the book of the Bible which bears his name, Jonah was appointed by God to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh, but tried to flee instead to Tarshish. On the voyage to Tarshish, a great storm blew up, and Jonah was thrown overboard by his shipmates to appease God's wrath, swallowed by a great fish, and delivered by it on the shores of Nineveh. This story exercised a powerful hold on the popular imagination in medieval Europe, and the personal name was a relatively common choice. The Hebrew name and its reflexes in other languages (for example Yiddish Yoyne) have been popular Jewish personal names for generations. There are also saints, martyrs, and bishops called Jonas venerated in the Orthodox Church. Ionas is found as a Greek family name.
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