(f) This Greek name, ‘gift of god,’ was suddenly
revived at the end of the nineteenth century in all English-speaking
countries. It then became one of the commonest girls’ names
for some thirty years, but it has been completely out of fashion
since 1960. The Latinised Dorothea and the diminutive Dora were
often used. Doll, Dolly, Dothy, Dot, Dotty, etc., are amongst
the pet forms of the name, which is rendered in Gaelic as Diorbhàil.
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