Dorothea is a Greek name that is derived from Dorotheos. This name is composed of the elements doron, meaning "gift," and theos, which means "God." As a result, Dorothea is generally understood to mean "gift of God."
Similar Names: Doretta, Dorthea
Famous Dorothea Names: Dorothea Dix (social activist), Dorothea Lange (American photographer and photojournalist)