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The first name 
Dotty

Dotty is a female first name.

Dotty – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Dotty has been given only a handful of times a year and is therefore particularly rare, at least in the US. In recent years, not even one girl in 100,000 has been named Dotty. That means that a girl named Dotty is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name her whole life. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Dotty.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name
 
Dotty

Dotty -
a Dinosaur?

Is the name Dotty a dinosaur? We would say: It's classic! Chosen by 51 parents, the name was given most frequently in 1939 – at that time, it ranked #925. It thus experienced its last peak in a world without internet and cell phones, even before the first personal computer was built. (Do you remember? Those were those big boxes that couldn't even begin to do what a simple robot vacuum cleaner can do today). Since Dotty is both classic and fancy at the same time, people didn't always come up with the idea of giving their child this unusual name. So, if your name is Dotty, feel classic and not old-fashioned, because after all, you stand out with your name these days!

In years where the graph has no value, the name Dotty was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Dotty in 2022 – There she is!

Welcome, Dotty, to 2022. Even if your highest rank is long ago, 5 parents welcomed a new Dotty to earth that year. That makes Dotty ranking on position 13,280 among newborn girls in the SmartGenius statistics. If you know someone named Dotty who was born in 2022, you know someone truly special.

Dotty -
at home only in a few regions of the USA

It is not so easy to find a woman or girl named Dotty in the USA. Although the name is not sooooo rare overall, it is only at home in a few selected regions of the USA. In the entire United States there are currently a total of 216 women and girls named Dotty, but there are vast areas of the country where not a single person with this name can be found. In fact, the 216 women and girls named Dotty live in no more than 8 different states, including for example Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New York and Ohio. In all other 41 states, there are no – or, to be precise, less than a handful – women called Dotty. (To explain: The official statistics provide the data per state only if at least five women with a specific name live in the same state. So, it’s quite possible that there are one or two states where someone with the name Dotty lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Dotty and you live outside the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics.). The state with the most girls and women named Dotty relative to its female population is West Virginia. And even there, only one in 30,106 women and girls would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Dotty.

Dotty has 5 letters 
and begins with a D

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter D is quite common as an initial letter for girls' names. To be precise, 5.6% of all girls' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M.

With five letters, the name Dotty is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 5.6% of all girls' names start with D, this initial letter occurs much more often than all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: of all the names that begin with a D, Dorothy is the most common.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Dotty

If your name is Dotty and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Dotty

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Dotty, you can simply say:

Dinosaur

Orange

Tiger

Tiger

Yoyo

This is how the name Dotty is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Dotty in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Dotty

Dotty

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Dotty

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Dotty is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

D
O
T
T
Y

Have you ever waved the name Dotty

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.

D
O
T
T
Y

Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Dotty sounds like this: