doll etymology

English word doll comes from English Theodora, and later English Dorothy (A female given name..)

Detailed word origin of doll

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Theodora English (eng) A female given name., most famously borne by two empresses of Byzantium.
Dorothy English (eng) A female given name..
Doll English (eng) A diminutive of the female given name Dorothy.
doll English (eng) (US, Australia) A term of endearment: darling, sweetheart.. (informal) A woman.. A toy in the form of a human.. The smallest or pet pig in a litter.. A good-natured, cooperative or helpful girl.

Words with the same origin as doll

Descendants of Theodora