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Theodore Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Theodore is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Theodore is "G-d's gift".  

It is also of English and French origin, where its meaning is "gift of G-d".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 126 in baby name popularity for boys with 3191 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Theodore Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Theodore has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Theodore to other names.


The name Theodore derives from the French form of the Greek name Theodoros. It is composed of the elements theos meaning "G-d" and doron meaning "gift". It was a name borne by several saints.


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Theodore is a form of the name Theodoros.

Variants of the name Theodore include Theadore.

The names Feder, Fedir, Feodor, Feodosii, Feodosiy, Fyodor, Keokolo, Teodor, Teodoro, Teodors, Teodosio, Teodozja, Theadora, Theodoor, Theodor, Theodora, Tivadar, Todor, Twdor, Twdore, Twedwr are all forms of Theodore.

Theodore has the diminutives (nicknames) Tedric, Teuvo.

Other Tidbits

Theodore falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Theodore Roosevelt.

Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Theodore.

Just for fun, see the name Theodore in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.