Theodore Name Meaning & Origin

Theodore

Pronunciation: THEE-ə-dohr (key)

Origin of the name Theodore:

Derived from the Latin Theodorus, which is from the Greek Theodōros, a compounding of the elements theos (god) and dōron (a gift): hence, "God's gift." Var: Theodor. Short: Theo. Pet: Teddy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Fyodor, Ted, Teo, Teodoro, Terry, Theo

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I played with the idea of naming my daughter Theodore.

My cousin's name is Theodore, though he's always gone by Teddy. He was born in '92. His other nicknames have been Ted and Tedro.

Nicknames for Theodore

Theo, Teddy, Ted, Teo

Meanings and history of the name Theodore

Of Greek Origin, meaning "Gift of God".

Famous real-life people named Theodore

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt - 26th US President
Theodor Seuss Geisel - American author, better known as Dr. Seuss
Theodore "Ted" Stevens - former US Senator from Alaska
Theodore "Ted" Nugent - American musician
Theodore "Ted" Bundy- American serial killer
Theodore Dreiser - American novelist
Theodore Maiman - American inventor of the laser
Theodor Adorno - 20th Century Philosopher and Sociologist
Theodore Szinger - Australian Engineer Designer of STAR-VAC Ducted Vacuum System
Theodore Hayes MacArthur (b. 2010), son of American actress Ali Larter
Theo(dore) Horan, son of Denise (Kelly-Horan) and Greg Horan, nephew to Irish boy band member of One Direction Niall Horan.
Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Tapttiklas better known as Theo James - an English actor, director, producer, and model.

Theodore in song, story & screen

Theodore Laurence, from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Theodore "Teddy" Altman, Hulkling from Young Avengers
Theodore "Theo" Huxtable, character on The Cosby Show
Theodore "Theo" Kojak, character on Kojak
Theodore, from Alvin and the Chipmunks
Theodore "Teddy" Cutting, from The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen
Theodore Twombly from Spike Jones' "Her"
Theodore Lindsay Templeton is the name eventually given to the main protagonists of the DreamWorks animated film, The Boss Baby
Theodore Jasper “T.J.” Detweiler is the main protagonist of the Disney animated series, Recess.

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