How do you pronounce this name?

The name is [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]. Is it pronounced like [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] or dor-thee-a?

I was taught to say it something like doro-taya. I most often hear dor-thee-a though.


I’ve only ever heard it pronounced like [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] with an a at the end, and putting stress on the third syllable. That pronunciation makes sense considering the original version of the name in Greek was pronounced do-ro-theh-ah, so with four syllables.



I would say do-ruh-THEE-a, four syllables, a short o sound at the start like in dot.

I say it like door-thee-a.

I say it like [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]; [name_f]Do[/name_f]-ruh-THEE-uh ([name_f]Do[/name_f] rhyming with doll).

Doh-ro-thee-ur (kind of like the end of [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]?)

I would pronounce it Dor-oth-ee=a with a stress on the third syllable - kind of with the same rhythm you’d say [name_f]Theodora[/name_f].

All the people I’ve met called [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] (3 people) pronounced it [name_f]Do[/name_f]-ruh-TEE-a